Everyone can agree that staying in long-lasting relationships while constantly in the spotlight isn’t easy. Because they’ve been blessed with fortune and fame, most celebrities are used to people throwing themselves at them and can’t fight the temptation to enjoy the single life.
However, this rule has some exceptions; quite a few famous couples have managed to stay together through thick and thin. These unbreakable duos have stood the test of time and managed to avoid the laws of aging by looking younger and happier than ever. Maybe it’s true love that’s kept them youthful?
Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks – 33 Years
Forest Gump star Tom Hanks has been married to actress and singer Rita Wilson for more than thirty years. The two superstars met in the 1980s while filming the sitcom “Bosom Buddies.” At the time, Tom was married to his first wife, Samantha Lewes, but couldn’t help falling for Rita.
Hanks’ already fragile marriage with Lewis fell apart, and a year later, he and Wilson tied the knot. All’s well that ends well for these two, who have managed to stay together for over three decades. The pair has two sons, Truman and Chet, and a granddaughter, Micaiah.
Jeff Bridges and Susan Geston – 42 Years
“The Dude,” or Jeff Bridges, star of The Big Lebowski, married movie producer Susan Geston in 1977. The two have been married for 42 years and met in 1975 in Montana, where Bridges filmed scenes for a movie. At the time, Susan was waitressing to pay for her college tuition.
Jeff fell for her at first sight, he claims he was madly in love with Susan the moment he saw her, but she turned him down. He didn’t give up, and two years later, they got married. According to Jeff, their “marriage just gets better and better every year.”
Trudie Styler and Sting – 29 Years
Sting and Trudie Styler have been married for almost 30 years now. Their relationship started on the scandalous side, with an affair, while Sting was still married to Frances Tomelty, Trudie’s best friend. Tomelty and Sting divorced in 1984, and he and Styler got married in 1992.
Their marriage has lasted ever since, and they have four children together. Sting is still crazy about Trudie, saying that she is his “main go-to person.” Trudie feels the same like they are “on a beautiful adventure together.” It seems as if the honeymoon period never ended for these two.
Matthew Broderick and Sarah-Jessica Parker – 24 Years
Matthew Broderick, star of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Sarah Jessica Parker, known for her legendary part playing Carrie in Sex and the City, have been married for twenty-four years. The two met in 1991 while Broderick was directing a play for Sarah’s brother.
They developed a crush on each other and started exchanging romantic notes. In no time, the two were madly in love. Sarah Jessica claims that the secret to her happy marriage with Matt is, first and foremost, their friendship and companionship. Parker and Broderick have twin daughters and live in the West Village in NYC.
Cheryl Alley and Ron Howard – 46 Years
Director and actor Ron Howard married writer and actress Cheryl Alley in 1975. The two met over half a century ago when they were in high school. For Ron, once he met Cheryl, “there was never anybody else.” The Academy Award winner’s wife has appeared as an extra in many of his films, like Splash and Apollo 13.
Howard has attributed the success of their marriage to their excellent communication. These long-time lovebirds have four kids who inherited their parents’ talent for acting, including Paige Howard and Black Mirror actress Bryce Dallas Howard. They are one talented family!
Susan Levin and Robert Downey Jr. – 16 Years
After decades of legal drama, drug addiction, and divorce, Robert Downey Jr. met film producer Susan Levin on the set of Gothika in 2003. Robert was instantly smitten, but Susan took a while to warm up to him. He finally gained her affection, and in 2005 they got married.
Robert has credited his devoted and supportive wife with helping him quit his drinking and drug use and get his life back together. The Iron Man star even claims to “owe a huge amount – if not all” of his success to Levin. The beautiful and successful duo has two children together.
Stedman Graham and Oprah Winfrey – 35 Years
Oprah Winfrey and Steadman Graham have been together for 35 years but never actually tied the knot. The two were engaged in 1992 but didn’t follow through. When asked why she never got married or had children, Oprah replied that she was never sure she was ready for the responsibility.
It looks as if Winfrey’s breezy, uncommitted attitude worked out well since she and Stedman have been inseparable since meeting at a charity event in 1986. Oprah was awed by Graham’s good looks at first and later fell for his personality. They are both incredibly inspirational, together and apart.
Tim Hasselbeck and Elizabeth DelPadre – 19 Years
Former football quarterback, Tim Hasselback, met talk show host Elizabeth DelPadre while studying at Boston College. They were a couple of jocks. Tim was already playing football, and Elisabeth was on the women’s softball team. The sporty pair got married nineteen years ago, in 2002, and have two sons and one daughter.
What’s their secret to harmony? Elizabeth lets Tim be the quarterback of the house, and she likes it that way. The survivor star explained, “I can be bold, but he’s our general,” in an interview. Their system seems to be working.
Barbara Bach and Ringo Starr – 36 Years
The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr is among the most famous rockstars alive. Unlike most rock and roll legends, Ringo is a committed guy and has been married to his second wife, actress Barbara Bach, since 1981. Starr and Bach first met in 1980 while filming the movie Caveman.
The ageless Beatle and his Bond girl have lived happily ever after and have helped each other overcome many obstacles. They lovingly supported each other through rehab in 1988 and have been sober since. Ringo and Barbara are based in London and divide the rest of their time between Monaco and L.A.
Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II – 74 Years
Queen Elizabeth the Second and Prince Phillip the Duke of Edinburgh were married for 74 years. Prince Phillip passed away in 2021 when Elizabeth II was 95 years old. The two were introduced when Elizabeth was 13 years old, in 1934, at a wedding of Philip’s cousin and reconnected five years later.
Their relationship began slowly, and they mainly communicated through snail mail at first. It is no secret that Philip wasn’t always content being in the Queen’s shadow; however, the royal pair managed to make it work for ¾ of a century, so that must have done something right.
David Kelley and Michelle Pfeiffer – 28 Years
Renowned actress Michelle Pfeiffer met her future husband, television writer David Kelley in 1993. The twosome was set up on a date, and although they were already rich and famous, they had a fun and modest date at a bowling alley. A week later, they went to see Bram Stroker’s Dracula.
David became father to the newborn daughter that Michelle had just adopted, and the two got married in November 1993. Less than a year afterward, they had another baby. Michelle shared, “I know I picked the right man. David and I work because we are really compatible.”
Sharon Arden and Ozzy Osbourne – 39 Years
Ozzy Osbourne is incredibly successful but is also known for his wild behavior and crazy antics. Therefore, it’s shocking to discover that he and Sharen Arden have been married for almost forty years. They met when Ozzy was still in Black Sabbath, and eighteen-year-old Sharon’s dad was the band’s manager.
In 1979, Ozzy left Black Sabbath and started his career as a solo artist, and non-other than Sharon became his manager. The pair were married three years later, and despite many rocky years, they’ve managed to stick it out. They have three kids together, Aimee, Kelly, and Jack.
Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson – 26 Years
Cheers star Ted Danson met Goin’ South actress Mary Steenburgen in 1993 on the set on Pontiac Moon. The Good Place actor was getting over the drama surrounding his messy divorce from Casey Coates and dramatic affair with Oprah Winfrey.
Mary had also recently gotten divorced, and the two agree that their experience with failed unions actually brought them together. Both of them had sworn off love, and neither had thought they would ever get married again, but something just felt right, and they’ve stayed together 26 years and counting. Ted became stepdad to Mary’s kids Charlie and Lily.
Erwin Bach and Tina Turner – 35 Years
Superstar Turner wed Erwin Bach in 2013, but the two have been together for 35 years since 1986. Tina was with Ike Turner for more than 25 years before she met Erwin. They first crossed ways when Bach picked up Turner from the airport in Dusseldorf. He was the representative of the EMI record company.
Although Erwin is sixteen years younger than Tina, the two hit it off right away and became friends. About a year later, their friendship turned romantic, and they’ve been together ever since. Maybe it’s Bach’s youth that keeps Tina young? Because this couple looks fantastic.
Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon – 33 Years
Footloose actor Kevin Bacon met Kyra Sedgwick when her career was starting. The two got hitched in 1988, a year after they met on the set of Lemon Sky. Kevin stated that he was hitting rock bottom when he met Kyra, but good things started happening when they got together and had kids.
The two of them have co-starred in four different films, including Pyrates, and have two children together. The couple has been together for thirty-three years. In 2011 they learned on Henry Louis Gates’ show, Finding Your Roots, that they are ninth cousins, once removed.
Phoebe Cates and Kevin Kline – 32 Years
Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates met in the 1980s when they were both seeing other people. The Fast Times at Ridgemont High actress was 20 years old at the time, while Kline was more than 15 years her senior. They met while both were auditioning for parts in The Big Chill.
Kevin got the role, but the part Phoebe had auditioned for went to Meg Tilly. Two years later, Cates asked Kline’s assistant to set up a date for her and the Sophie’s Choice star. The rest was history! In 1989 they were married and now have two children together.
Francis McDormand and Joel Coen – 37 Years
The Academy Award Winning couple Francis McDormand and Joel Coen have been married for 37 years. The couple met in 1983 when McDormand auditioned for her first film role in the Coen Brother’s movie Blood Simple. Francis snagged the role of Abby and also stole Joel’s heart.
The couple was wed a year later and, in 1995, adopted a son together from Paraguay. Blood Simple wasn’t their last collaboration; McDormand has starred in many of Coen’s movies, such as Raising Arizona, Fargo, and Burn After Reading. She actually won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Fargo.
Brad Hall and Julia Louis-Dreyfus – 34 Years
Julia Louis-Dreyfus met Brad Hall while they were both students at Northwestern University. She auditioned for a role in a production that Hall’s comedy troupe The Practical Theater was putting on. In the early 80s, they both starred in Saturday Night Live, and in 1987 they celebrated their nuptials.
The comedic pair have two children together and have appeared side by side in Larry David’s series, Curb Your Enthusiasm. The Seinfeld actress announced in 2017 that she’d been diagnosed with breast cancer. Hall supported her through treatments, and in 2018, Louis-Dreyfus let her fans know that she was in remission.
Jada Pinkett and Will Smith – 24 Years
Will Smith married his second wife, Jada Pinkett, in 1997. The two met three years earlier when Jada auditioned for a part in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. They began dating after Smith and his first wife Sheree divorced. Jada and Will are still together after 24 years and have two talented children, Willow and Jaden.
There has been speculation about whether the couple is exclusive, and Jada admitted that while they were separated, she had an affair with August Alsina. They’ve since reconciled and stick to their motto, “We ride together, we die together. Bad marriage for life.”
Patti Hansen and Keith Richards – 38 Years
It looks as though Keith Richards and Patti Hansen haven’t aged a day in the last 40 years. The timeless rockstar and beautiful supermodel just keep getting cooler as the years go by. Patti met her Rolling Stone in 1979 at the notorious Studio 54.
They were married four years later on Keith’s fortieth birthday. The power couple has two kids together and is still going strong after 38 years of marriage. Richards said, Hanson “rescued me from, shall we say, dark periods.” The secret to their successful union is “shared values” and “working-class roots.
Jessica Sklar and Jerry Seinfeld – 22 Years
Jerry Seinfeld and Jessica Sklar have been together for over twenty years. The two started seeing each other just months after Jessica had tied the knot with her first husband, Eric Nederlander. They’d first met at a sports club in 1998, a few months before her wedding with Eric.
Nederlander filed for divorce from Sklar, and a little over a year later, she and Seinfeld got married. Jerry claims, “she’s got a great sense of humor,” and they always “have fun and laugh.” They have three kids, and each credits the other for their happiness and saving their life.
Julius Tennon and Viola Davis – 18 Years
Viola Davis always dreamed that the love of her life would be someone “who looked like a football player.” In 1999, the “How to Get Away with Murder” star met actor Julius Tennon on the City of Angels set series. Tennon was the whole package; he was both a talented actor and a football linebacker.
Julius felt an instant spark with Viola, whereas she was more hesitant and shyer. About a month later, they began seeing each other and, in 2003, finally made their union official. Together the couple produced and starred in the film Lila and Eve.
Don Gummer and Meryl Streep – 43 Years
Before Don Gummer, Meryl Streep was married to John Cazale, who played Fredo in The Godfather. Sadly, in 1978 Cazale died of cancer. Streep was devasted, so, renowned sculptor and friend of hers, Don Gummer, offered to help her move out of her and Cazale’s apartment.
Fate intervened, and Don and Meryl fell madly in love and were married less than a year later. Their incredible love story led to 43 years of contented bliss and four children as talented as their parents. Meryl thanked Don for years of support and love during her 2012 Oscar acceptance speech.
Lisa Gottsegen and Dustin Hoffman – 41 Years
Dustin Hoffman met Lisa Gottsegen years before they started dating. Their initial encounter was at a barbeque of mutual family friends. Lisa was just a kid at the time, and Dustin was a young man. In 1980, they crossed paths again at the funeral of Lisa’s grandfather. By then, Lisa was 22, and Dustin was 38.
They quickly fell head over heels and got married in 1980. After forty-one years of marriage, Gottsegen claims that their union lasted because they maintained a non-Hollywood identity. The successful businesswomen and The Graduate actor have four kids together.
Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham – 20 Years
Mark Wahlberg first met Rhea Durham at a promotion event in New York. There he asked her on a date, and she accepted. But the Boogie Nights actor didn’t take the model to dinner. Instead, he took her to church. Rhea must have liked it because they’ve been together since.
They have four kids; the first was born in 2003. The couple got married in 2009 after Rhea officially converted from Protestantism to Catholicism. They claim that they have managed to stay together for so long because they have a date every week on Thursday night.
Sam Elliot and Katherine Ross – 37 Years
Sam Elliot and Katherine Ross were married in 1984. They actually met fifteen years earlier, in 1969, on the set of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. However, the two fell in love a decade later, starring as a couple in The Legacy in 1978.
Katherine was still married to her fourth husband at the time. Ross got divorced in 1979, and she and Elliot pursued their relationship. Katherine finally found her match in Sam has stuck with the A Star Is Born actor for almost forty years. The two have one daughter together.
Christine Taylor and Ben Stiller – 21 Years
Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor were wed in 2000 in Kauai, Hawaii. They had met a year earlier while filming a pilot for a show that never got picked up. However, after hooking up, they co-starred in plenty of films, including Zoolander and Tropic Thunder.
Unfortunately, in 2017, the once happy couple went through a rough patch and separated for a few years. In 2019 Taylor and Stiller managed to patch things up and have been together ever since. They co-parented throughout their separation, but their two kids are probably relieved that their parents got back together.
Claudia Mori and Adriano Celentano – 57 Years
Adriano Celentano met Claudia Mori set of the Italian film, A Strange Type. Mori didn’t like Celentano at first because he had a bad reputation. However, during the filming, Adriano was slightly injured, and Claudia rushed to help him. He took advantage of the opportunity and asked her out.
Claudia agreed to have coffee with Adriano and warmed up to him. He left his girlfriend for her, and the two lovebirds got married in 1964, at night, in secret at the church of San Francesco. They have stayed married for fifty-seven years so far and have three kids together.
Catherine Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas – 21 Years
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones first met officially in 1996, but Michael was still married to Diandra Luker, so nothing happened between them. Antonio Banderas, their mutual friend, decided to set them up three years later. They got married in 2000 and have two children named Dylan Michael and Carys Zeta.
In 2013 they separated for a short while before rekindling their love. The pair has been through a lot, with Douglas struggling through cancer and Zeta-Jones coming to terms with her bipolar II disorder. Catherine and Michael share a birthday, September 25th, with a 25-year age gap.
Michel Stern and Lisa Kudrow – 26 Years
Friends star Lisa Kudrow wed advertising executive Michel Stern in 1995. They went steady for 5 years before tying the knot. When Lisa met the handsome Frenchman, he was already seeing someone else, her roommate! So, Lisa didn’t make a move. Years later, Stern became single, and he and Kudrow reconnected at a mutual friend’s birthday.
The star-crossed couple has been together since and has one child together. Lisa’s pregnancy was worked into the series Friends. The show’s writers invented a storyline in which Phoebe acts as a surrogate for her brother and his wife, who can’t have kids.
Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann – 24 Years
Leslie Mann met Judd Apatow in 1996 on the set of the movie The Cable Guy. Funnily enough, Leslie was actually crushing on the director, Ben Stiller, during the filming. But Judd fell for Leslie right away and asked her over to his place for dinner.
She agreed, and he made spaghetti and took her to a basketball game. In 1997, Apatow and Mann got married. Mann has acted in many of Apatow’s films, including Funny People and Knocked Up. In Judd’s movie This is 40, Leslie stars alongside their daughters Iris and Maude.
Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman – 25 Years
Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman met in 1996 in Australia. They were acting in the Aussie television series Correlli. Hugh developed a massive crush on Deborra-Lee, who was the star of the show. A lot of the cast were infatuated with Furness, so at first, she overlooked Jackman.
When he finally got her attention, Deborra-Lee fell madly in love with Hugh. He went on to become one of Hollywood’s A-list stars, and she stuck by his side. They have two adopted children and live in N.Y. One secret to their success is that they “never go to bed angry.”
Pauletta Pearson and Denzel Washington – 38 Years
Another set of co-stars, Denzel Washington and Pauletta Pearson, met on the set of his first-ever film, The Wilma Rudolph Story, in 1977. Soon after, Washington asked her out, and the two started seeing each other. However, things didn’t go as smoothly as one might assume! Denzel proposed to Pauletta three times before she accepted.
The couple got married in 1983 and have four children, the oldest of which, John David, is also an actor and starred in Spike Lee’s film BlacKkKlansman. Denzel has attributed their long-lasting relationship to Pauletta; according to him, “she did the heavy lifting.”
Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford – 23 Years
Supermodel Cindy Crawford and entrepreneur Rande Gerber were both in relationships with other people when they met in 1994. Crawford divorced her first husband, renowned actor Richard Gere in 1995. She and Gerber got married three years later, barefoot on the beach in the Bahamas.
Gerber and Crawford seem to be living happily ever after since then and claim the secret ingredient in their marriage is, first and foremost, a strong friendship. They have two kids together. Their younger daughter Kaia Gerber is a model and budding actress who recently starred in the Ryan Murphy series American Horror Stories.
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher – 6 Years
Although Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher only got married in 2015, the couple has known each other for years. They met while co-starring in That 70s Show in 1998. In the series, they played boyfriend and girlfriend. Kunis admitted that her first kiss was with Kutcher while filming a scene.
Mila claims she had a giant crush on Ashton during That 70s Show. In 2012, the long-time friends reconnected and took their relationship to the next level. Two years later, they had their first kid. The pair shared that they are “goofy parents” at home with their two kids.
Tamara Hurwitz and Bill Pullman – 34 Years
Bill Pullman and his wife Tamara Hurwitz dated for seven years before they decided to get married in 1987. The Sleepless in Seattle star and his modern dancing spouse believe that the reason their marriage has lasted so long is because of their mutual love of gardening.
They both have green thumbs and love spending time outside together, with their hands in the dirt. Tamara and Bill are based in Los Angeles, but they also have a ranch out in Montana, where they go and work the land. The Sinner actor and talented performer have three kids together.
Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar – 24 Years
Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar met in 1997 while filming the teen horror flick I Know What You Did Last Summer. They may have played friends in the movie, but they became more than friends in real life and started dating in 2000. Freddie and Sarah’s first date was accidental.
They were planning on meeting a mutual friend for dinner, and she stood them up. The two ended up having a great time, so much so that five years later, they got married. The Scooby-Doo stars claim that there is no key or rules to a happy marriage.
Ali Stewart-Hewson and Bono – 38 Years
U2 frontman Bono, born Paul Hewson, and his wife, Ali Stewart, met when they were kids. They both attended the same school and got married in 1982 when they were in their early twenties. The couple has four kids together, one of whom has followed in Bono’s footsteps and has a band of his own, called Inhaler.
Ali Hewson is known for her anti-nuclear activist and success as a businesswoman; she is reportedly the inspiration for several U2 songs, including “Sweetest Thing.” These middle school sweethearts that patience and support have kept them together till now.
Christopher Guest and Jamie Lee Curtis – 37 Years
Original scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis claims she looked through Rolling Stone magazine and saw Christopher Guest in an article about the movie This Is Spinal Tap. Then and there, she told her friend Debra Hill that she was going to marry him. Just five months later, she did.
In 1984 the pair got married and two years later adopted their first child together; ten years after that, they adopted another child. The Freaky Friday actress admitted that the reason they’ve been together forever is their faith that things will get better, even if they have a terrible week.
Shakira Baksh and Michael Caine – 48 Years
Michael Caine and Shakira Baksh got married in 1973. However, their relationship started unexpectedly. The famous British actor was watching television when an ad for Maxwell House Coffee came on. Caine was blown away by the actress in the commercial.
He believed that she was the most beautiful woman he’d ever seen. Michael decided that he would track her down, and luckily for him, Shakira was also a Londoner. He called her on the phone every day, for ten days, before she agreed to meet him. When she finally did, Shakira fell in love with Michael.
Iman and David Bowie – 24 Years
Her hairdresser introduced supermodel Iman and rock star David Bowie in 1990 at a dinner party. Bowie said his “attraction to her was immediate and all-encompassing.” He knew that Iman would be his wife and said he’d “never gone after anything with such passion” in all his life.
At first, Iman was hesitant to start a relationship with such a big star but said Bowie’s “actions spoke louder” than his words, and she became convinced. The pair were married in 1992 and had one daughter together. They stayed joyful and contented together till Bowie’s death in 2016.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill – 28 Years
Country singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw met in 1994 at the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, Tennessee. They started as friends, and McGraw asked Hill to be the opening act on his tour. Despite both being in romantic relationships with other people, Tim and Faith couldn’t help but fall in love.
Their chemistry was strong, and Tim soon proposed to Faith while on tour together, and she said yes. The country couple got hitched in 1996 and has three daughters. They often sing duets and released an album together called The Rest of Our Life.
David Furnish and Elton John – 28 Years
Elton John and David Furnish attribute their nearly thirty years of happiness to good communication. They have many differences, Elton is a musician, David is a filmmaker, Elton is British, Furnish Canadian. However, they’ve always made sure to discuss all aspects of their lives openly and honestly with each other.
They began seeing one another in 1993. John was hesitant; up until then, people were usually interested in him because of his fame and fortune and not his personality. But John sensed that David wasn’t like the rest. Their first date was a bit tense, but after that, they relaxed.
Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof – 18 Years
Alexis Denisof met the mother of his children, Alyson Hannigan, while they were both starring in the iconic teen series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Their relationship was platonic at first because Alexis wanted to keep things professional while they were co-stars. Alyson, on the other hand, was seriously crushing and tried to pursue Alexis.
In 1999, they developed real feelings for each other but only got together in 2001. Alexis and Alyson were married in 2003 and now have two daughters together. The secret to their happiness according to the How I Met Your Mother star? “We are best friends.”
Victoria Adams and David Beckham – 22 Years
British power couple Victoria Adams, aka Posh Spice, and footballer David Beckham, met in 1997 at a charity event. They both already knew of the other, David always preferred Posh to the other Spice Girls, and Victoria had heard of the legendary Beckham. The two hit it off right away and started dating.
Two years later, Posh and Becks were married. Their four-month-old son, Brooklyn, acted as the ring bearer at the ceremony. Since then, they’ve had three more children. Posh and Becks continue enjoying life in the spotlight, modeling together and appearing hand in hand at many high-profile events.
Sissy Spacek and Jack Fisk – 47 Years
Carrie star Sissy Spacek met her future husband, art director, and production designer Jack Fisk in 1973 on the set of the Terrence Malick film Badlands. The two were immediately interested in one another and “had the same kind of conviction to work.” A year later, they got married.
Spacek and Fisk “never expected a lifelong relationship.” However, sometimes life can be surprising. The happy couple has two daughters together and has collaborated on numerous projects. Jack has even directed the Bloodline actress in a couple of films, like Violets Are Blue and Raggedy Man.
Tracy Pollan and Michael J. Fox – 33 Years
Back to the Future star Michael J. Fox and actress Tracy Pollan are known as “the least scandalous couple in Hollywood.” The two were introduced in the 1980s while filming the series Family Ties. At the time, Tracey was in a relationship with Kevin Bacon. She thought Michael was cute but conceited.
In 1987, they crossed paths again while filming Bright Lights Big City. Fox asked Pollan out, and they fell head over heels for each other. Within a year, they were married and haven’t wavered since. Tracy has stuck by Michael’s side throughout his battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Mark Harmon & Pam Dawber – 34 Years
Pam Dawber and Mark Harmon are notoriously private about their personal lives. The Mork and Mindy actress has said that they prefer it that way because the tabloids tend to distort celebrity relationships. When Pam and Mark met in the 1980s, she saw someone else and kept her distance.
However, a few months later, newly single Pam and the NCIS star finally went out after a mutual friend set them up. They were married in 1987 and now have two sons together. In 2021 Dawber guest-starred, alongside her husband of 34 years, in four episodes of NCIS.
Angela Bassett & Courtney B. Vance – 24 Years
Black Panther star Angela Bassett met actor Courtney B. Vance in 1980 while they were both attending Yale School of Drama. They started as friends and only became romantic about a decade and a half later. In 1997 Bassett and Vance were married and in 2006 had twins.
They have starred together in various productions, including the play His Girl Friday and the film Panther. The happy couple is so great as a couple that they co-authored a book about their relationship called “Friends: A Love Story,” in it, they explain how they went from friends to life partners.
Marilou York and Mark Hamill – 43 Years
Mark Hamill, aka the unforgettable actor who played Luke Skywalker, met his future spouse, Marilou York, in 1970 while she was at work. Unlike many other couples on our list, York is not an actress but rather a dental hygienist, and Hamill was her patient. Mark asked Marilou on a date after his teeth cleaning, and she accepted.
The couple dated briefly but soon broke up. In 1978 they reconnected after Mark realized he wanted a real relationship and was done experimenting. A year later, they were married. Together they have three kids who all appeared in The Last Jedi.
Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres – 17 Years
Ellen DeGeneres and model Portia de Rossi met in 2000, but Portia was dating Francesca Gregorini, Barbara Bach’s daughter, and hadn’t publicly addressed her sexual orientation. The model and the talk show host started seeing each other in 2004 but were only wed when same-sex marriage became legal in California in 2008.
De Rossi came out publicly a year after she and DeGeneres started dating. She shared that she’d run into Ellen the year before at a photoshoot, and DeGeneres had “taken [her] breath away.” The Scandal actress felt they were “supposed to be together.”
Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa – 25 Years
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos met on the set of All My Children in 1995. Kelly was already the star of the show, and Mark was auditioning. Ripa saw his photograph before she even met him and fell in love. Luckily, Consuelos also scored the part and became her co-star.
The couple became love interests on-screen and off. In 1996, Mark proposed to Kelly over a slice of pizza. The couple caught a plane to Vegas, where they exchanged vows. They now boast three kids and twenty-five years of marriage. In 2018, they starred together again in Riverdale.
William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman – 24 Years
Shameless star William H. Macy met Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman in the late 1980s. They dated on and off for fifteen years before committing to one another and getting hitched in 1997. The couple has two daughters, Georgia and Sophia.
Despite their uneventful 24-year marriage, these two stars got caught in the infamous College Admissions Bribery Scandal in 2019. It was so far-fetched that it seemed like something out of one of the Fargo or American Crime actors’ films. Huffman served time in jail for allegedly bribing someone to take the SATs for Sophia.
Georges LeBar and RuPaul – 27 Years
Drag Race host RuPaul and his husband, painter and author Georges LeBar, have been together for ages. The duo met at a New York City nightclub called Limelight in 1994; ironically, they keep their relationship relatively out of the limelight. The couple is in an open marriage.
They made it official in 2017 and tied the knot. LeBar and RuPaul keep their private life private because LeBar has no interest in being a celebrity. RuPaul described Georges as “kind and funny.” The drag icon respects his husband’s choice, and the two spend their time together secluded at their Wyoming ranch.
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump – 12 Years
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner met for the first time in 2005 at a networking lunch. However, the business lunch turned into a far more exciting meeting for Ivanka and Jared. The couple only got married in 2009 because Jared’s parents objected to their union since Ivanka wasn’t Jewish.
She converted to Judaism for Kushner, and they now have three kids together. This political power couple has overcome much criticism, both from their families and the press and still managed to stick together through it all. The secret to their success? Ivanka is “CEO of [their] household.”
LaTanya Richardson and Samuel L. Jackson – 41 Years
Pulp Fiction actor Samuel L. Jackson and his wife LaTanya Richardson have been together for over fifty years. LaTanya is mainly known for her supporting roles in films like Sleepless in Seattle and Fried Green Tomatoes. In contrast, the famed Jackson is the highest-grossing live-action actor in Hollywood history.
The couple first met in 1970 while they were both in college. Ten years later, Sam and LaTanya got married, going on 41 years. Jackson praised Richardson saying, “I’ve always had my wife LaTanya, who’s my harshest critic.” The talented couple has one daughter together, producer Zoe Jackson.
Georgianne Thon and Christopher Walken – 52 Years
Christopher Walken and his future wife Georgianne Thon met in 1963 when they co-starred in a theater tour of West Side Story. They were both professional dancers and swept each other off their feet. In 1969 the happy couple was married, and they’ve prospered together till today.
Walken went on to have a fruitful career on the silver screen, starring in films such as Catch Me if You Can and Hairspray. Georgianne, on the other hand, dedicated herself to work behind the scenes as a casting director. She’s cast numerous pieces, from The Sopranos to Riding in Cars with Boys.
Thandie Newton and Ol Parker – 23 Years
Crash star Thandie Newton has been married to screenwriter and director Ol Parker for twenty-three years. They met in 1996 while filming the BBC drama In Your Dreams that he wrote and she starred in. The couple was married in 1998 and now has three kids.
Thandie claims that she fell in love with Ol at first sight, but he took a while to reciprocate her feelings. The couple both continue to have highly successful careers, with Newton starring in the HBO sci-fi series West World and Parker writing and directing the Mama Mia! sequel Here We Go Again.
Warren Beatty and Annette Bening – 39 Years
Hollywood icons Annette Bening and Warren Beatty have been married for almost three decades. The Academy Award nominees met when Annette became interested in starring in Warren’s film Bugsy. Beatty described his reaction to meeting her “as simultaneously awestruck, dazzled, disconcerted, galvanized, inspired, at a loss for words, carried away.
Needless to say, the rest was history. Annette joked, “when he looked at me, I got pregnant;” maybe she wasn’t kidding, considering they have four kids. The notorious ladies’ man claimed that Bening reformed him, “I had no doubt when I met Annette that it was time to get married.”
Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova – 20 Years
Spanish musician Enrique Iglesias fell in love with model and tennis star Anna Kournikova when she appeared in the clip for his song, “Escape.” In 2007 the couple was married and now have three kids together, twins born in 2017 and a daughter born in 2020. But their relationship wasn’t always perfect.
In 2013 the couple split. Anna was sure it was over, and she was done with him, but Enrique managed to win her back. They both agree they’ve “had good times and bad times,” but ultimately are “in a happy relationship,” and that’s what matters.
Nancy Walls and Steve Carell – 26 Years
Comedians Steve Carell and Nancy Walls have been married since 1995 and have two kids. The two met when Nancy took Steve’s improvisation class at Second City. Later, Nancy joined the cast of a show Steve starred in, The Office. Walls played Carell’s short-lived love interest.
In real life, their relationship lasted way longer than that of their characters, though it did get off to a rocky start. Steve said, “I thought she hated me because she was very quiet around me… I later found out that she was just as nervous as I was and trying to act cool.”
Robin Dearden and Bryan Cranston – 32 Years
Although he has been acting since the 1980s, Bryan Cranston is most famous for his role as Walter White from 2008 to 2013 in the series Breaking Bad. His wife, Robin Dearden, is also an actress. They met on the set of the show Airwolf in 1984 when Cranston’s character held Dearden’s at gunpoint.
In reality, their relationship has been far less dramatic. They had instant chemistry and became fast friends but only started dating a year later since they were both in committed relationships when they met. Their daughter Taylor has recently debuted in television as well.
Kelly Preston and John Travolta – 29 Years
Kelly Preston and John Travolta met in the 1980s, but Kelly was married at the time. Years later, after many failed relationships, they reconnected and in 1991 flew to Paris where they got married. The couple was later forced to marry again; their union wasn’t considered legal since they were married by a Scientology minister.
The couple remained happily married and had three children together. In 2009 tragedy struck when their son Jett died from a seizure. Kelly and John were devasted. Preston was diagnosed with cancer in 2018; two years later, she passed away with Travolta by her side.
Kurt Russell & Goldie Hawn – 38 Years
Hollywood A-listers Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell began dating in 1983. The couple met years earlier in 1968 on the set of The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, but they were kids at the time. When they reconnected in the eighties, they were more experienced and had both been married before.
Hawn and Russell have a son named Wyatt, and Kate Hudson, Goldie’s daughter, considers Kurt to be her father. Surprisingly, Hawn and Russell never got married. They both believe that if they had, they would already have divorced and don’t think that marriage is necessary.
Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher – 11 Years
Hilarious comedians Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher have been together since 2002, after meeting at a party in Australia. The two fell for each other in no time, and Isla even converted to Judaism for Sacha, after which they got married in 2010. They have three kids.
When questioned about their success as a couple, the Wedding Crashers actress said it was due to “synchronized snacking.” Luckily, Fisher has a healthy sense of humor, considering her hubby is known for staying in character 24/7 until he finishes filming a project. Imagine living with Borat or Ali G for months…
Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer – 11 Years
Actress Anna Paquin met her future husband, Stephen Moyer while doing a screen test for True Blood in 2007. The two were cast as star-crossed lovers, Bill Compton and Sookie Stackhouse, in the series. They fell head over heels in real life while filming the first season.
By 2009 they were engaged. A year later, Paquin and Moyer got married, and in 2012 they had twins. Moyer said that “by day three or four [of shooting True Blood], I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her.” Their love story seems almost supernatural.
Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman – 18 Years
Hunger Games actress Elizabeth Banks and film producer and sportswriter Max Handelman met back in 1992, on their first day of college. The two of them went to the University of Pennsylvania and started talking at a frat party. In 2003 they were married and had since had two children.
The college sweethearts have collaborated on many film projects. Handelman and Banks own a production company called Brownstone Productions. Together they’ve produced hits like Pitch Perfect 2 and the 2019 remake of Charlie’s Angels, both of which Banks starred in and directed.
Martie Allen and Kristy McNichol – 30 Years
Kristy McNichol is known for her work as a child star in the 1970s and 1980s. In 2001 Kristy officially retired from acting and did her best to escape the spotlight. However, in 2012 the Family star opened up about her relationship to help promote LGBTQ+ awareness and stop bullying.
McNichol revealed that she has been in a relationship with a woman named Martie Allen since 1991. The two had met when Allen was also a budding actress; however, her career never took off, and she quit before McNichol. The couple stays far from prying eyes and is highly private.
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban – 15 Years
Australian actress Nicole Kidman went through a dramatic divorce from her ex-husband Tom Cruise in 2001. Four years later, she met Australian-American musician Keith Urban at a Hollywood event called G’Day L.A. The two stars hit it off and started dating a few months later. In 2006, they were married in Sydney, Australia.
The Big Little Lies actress stood by Keith’s side throughout his battle with substance abuse and time in rehab. In 2008, Kidman birthed their first child together, and in 2010, they had another child. Kidman said she wishes she’d met Urban earlier in her life.
Alexandra Hedison and Jodie Foster – 7 Years
Silence of the Lambs star Jodie Foster has been married to photographer Alexandra Hedison since 2014. The duo dated for a year prior to tying the knot. Hedison was previously involved with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and has dabbled in acting as well. Among other works, she appeared in Melrose Place and The L Word.
The couple prefers their relationship away from the spotlight. In recent years the talented child model/actress has branched out to begin producing and directing. Foster thanked her wife for her support in her recent Golden Globe acceptance speech.
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively – 10 Years
Gossip Girl It Girl, Blake Lively met Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds in 2010. The two were acting in the film Green Lantern at the time, and although the movie wasn’t very successful, their relationship was. Blake and Ryan broke up with their respective partners and started dating in 2011.
The gorgeous duo tied the knot in 2012 and has since had three daughters. Ryan is enamored, saying, “when we had that baby, I fell more in love with my wife than I’d ever been in my entire life.” They are known for their hilarious social media trolling of one another.
Daniel Moder and Julia Roberts – 20 Years
Cinematographer Daniel Moder met Hollywood’s golden-girl Julia Roberts on the set of The Mexican in 2000. At the time, both Roberts and Moder weren’t single; she was dating Benjamin Bratt, and he was married to Vera Steimberg. By 2002, they had both disentangled themselves and started a relationship together.
In July of that year, they were wed at Robert’s New Mexico ranch. Daniel and Julia have three kids together. The talented twosome has collaborated again since The Mexican. Moder was the camera operator in Roberts’ film Mona Lisa Smile and cinematographer of Grand Champion starring Emma Roberts, Julia’s niece.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé – 13 Years
Despite constantly being in the spotlight, Beyoncé and Jay-Z tried to keep their 2008 nuptials a secret; they had been dating since collaborating on the hit song 03′ Bonnie and Clyde in 2002. As America’s number one power couple, they haven’t found it easy to keep their relationship out of the tabloids.
In 2012, Queen Bey gave birth to their first child, Blue Ivy, and in 2017, she delivered twins. In 2013, rumors about Jay Z cheating on Beyoncé started popping up, and the couple confirmed the gossip in their lyrics. Since then, they’ve made up and remain united.
Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford – 24 Years
Helen Mirren met Taylor Hackford in 1986. The British actress and the American film director dated for eleven years before getting married in 1997. They initially crossed paths on the set of the film White Nights in 1985. Mirren was the leading lady in Hackford’s movie before becoming the leading lady in his life.
Taylor had been married twice before and had two children; Helen was happy to be a stepmother to them and wanted no kids of her own. In 2010, the Academy Award-winning actress starred in Love Ranch, another film directed by her husband.
Cash Warren and Jessica Alba – 13 Years
Jessica Alba gained acclaim as an actress and model, but since then has blossomed into a businesswoman and lifestyle guru as well. The Sin City actress met her husband Cash Warren in 2004, on the set of The Fantastic Four, where he was working as an assistant.
They both couldn’t keep their eyes off each other and fell in love. In 2008 Cash and Jessica got married and now have three kids. Alba has expressed that she finds the secret to a healthy marriage is “being able to communicate when you’re unhappy.” It seems to be working for these lovebirds.
Carey Hart and Pink – 16 Years
Popstar Pink and motocross racer Carey Hart haven’t been together for twenty years without a few bumps in the road. They started dated in 2001 but broke up briefly in 2003. In 2005, Pink proposed to Hart by writing “Will You Marry Me? I’m serious!” on the pit board during one of his races.
Hart accepted mid-race, and they got married in 2006 in Costa Rica. They hit another road bump in 2008 and separated temporarily before going to couples counseling and reuniting in 2010. Carey and Pink have two kids together, Willow Sage and Jameson Moon.
Jeff Richmond and Tina Fey – 20 Years
Comedic genius Tina Fey is not only a talented actress, but she has also written and produced some of Hollywood’s famous works, like Mean Girls. The Saturday Night Live alum didn’t do it all alone! Her pianist husband, Jeff Richmond, helped her create 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Jeff and Tina met while working at Chicago’s improv center, The Second City, in 1994. In 2001 they got married and now have two daughters. Tina praised Richmond’s good character, saying, “I don’t have that … ‘I love bad guys’ thing. No, no, thank you. I like nice people.”
Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady – 12 Years
In 2006, a mutual friend set NFL star Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bündchen up on a blind date. The Brazilian beauty fell for the quarterback right away, but some crazy drama disrupted their relationship’s euphoric beginning. Brady found out that his ex Bridget Moynahan was pregnant with his child.
Moynahan gave birth to Tom’s son in 2007. Despite everything, Gisele and Tom remained together and tied the knot in 2009. Bündchen gave birth to their first child in 2009 and their second kid in 2012. Reportedly, Tom, Gisele, and Bridget co-parent and are a happily blended family.
Paul Thomas Anderson and Maya Rudolph – 20 Years
Comedian Maya Rudolph and esteemed director Paul Thomas Anderson have been in a relationship since 2001. They prefer to keep their private life out of the spotlight, but they refer to one another and husband and wife despite not being legally married. They have four kids together and live in the San Fernando Valley.
The Good Place actress says that even though she and the Boogie Nights director aren’t married, they’re “not going anywhere,” she shared, “I live with him, and we are a couple.” In 2014, Rudolph appeared in Anderson’s film Inherent Vice, although she usually sticks to comedy.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita – 8 Years
Lawyer Justin Mikita and Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson had been dating for two years when they got engaged in 2012. The couple first met while working out at the gym and locked eyes. They were married in 2013, and in 2020 brought a child into their lives, Beckett Mercer Ferguson-Mikita.
Ferguson claims he “was taken by how handsome [Justin] was and how sweet.” He joked that he’d “started asking questions about him, and [thinks Justin] was sort of thrown off by that and ran away.” He managed to catch him, and now they’ve been together for eleven years.
François-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek – 13 Years
At first, Salma Hayek was criticized for dating Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault. Rumors ran rampant, calling Salma a gold digger for going after a billionaire. Hayek ignored the haters and in 2007 announced that she was not only pregnant with Pinault’s baby but also engaged. In 2009 they got married.
Their wedding was in Paris, and later that year, they celebrated again in Venice. The Dawn till Dusk actress has since quieted those who doubted the legitimacy of their connection, saying, “think what you want.’ Fifteen years together, and we are strong in love, and I don’t even get offended.”
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes – 11 Years
Ryan Gosling and Evan Mendes are considered one of Hollywood’s most beautiful couples. The duo met on the set of The Place Beyond the Pines in 2011, in which they played lovers. Gosling and Mendes never actually married, but they have two daughters together.
Since their relationship started, the Hitch actress has steered clear of the spotlight, primarily focusing on raising their kids. On the other hand, the Notebook actor has gone on to win awards for films like La La Land and the Big Short. Ryan always remembers to thank his beautiful wife and daughters in his acceptance speeches.
Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz – 11 Years
Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem met back in 1992 while filming the Spanish flick Jamón Jamón. They both admitted later that they were seriously crushing on one another in the 90s but didn’t start dating till 2007. Despite keeping their relationship private, it’s pretty clear they have great chemistry when seeing them on-screen together.
In 2008, the couple starred in Vicky, Christina, Barcelona, and two years later, they got married. The award-winning couple has two kids together and has continued to collaborate on various projects throughout their many years as a couple, including the 2018 film Everybody Knows.
Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey – 9 Years
Mud star Matthew McConaughey dated his fair share of Hollywood starlets, from Penélope Cruz to Ashley Judd. However, when he first met his future wife, Brazilian model Camila Alves, he’d sworn off relationships. But Camila stole his heart, and he broke his pact.
The couple met in 2006 and six years later were married. Camila inspired Matthew to quit rom-coms and take more serious parts. The True Detective actor talked about their first date, saying it was so good he’s “been wanting to go on a date with her for the last nine years. And not with anybody else.”
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard – 9 Years
Comedians Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are known for their hilarious social media posting about themselves and their two kids. The cute couple started dating in 2007 after meeting at a party. By 2010 the Veronica Mars star had proposed to Dax (on Twitter), and in 2013 they were married.
The secret to their marital success is treating it like a job; Dax explained that “you have to take it as seriously as you take your work commitments. It has to be scheduled, and you have to prioritize it.” The couple has co-starred in several films, including When in Rome.
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen – 9 Years
John Legend & Chrissy Teigen met in 2006 when the model appeared in the talented musician’s music video “Stereo.” They were immediately smitten and, by 2011, were engaged. The lovebirds finally tied the knot in September 2013 and now have two children together. But, they haven’t always had it easy.
In 2020, Chrissy and John were expecting a third baby, but she suffered a pregnancy loss. The couple was heartbroken but stuck together and supported one another through their grief. Legend’s hit song “All of Me” was written about Teigen, proving his love for his wife.
John Krasinski and Emily Blunt – 12 Years
John Krasinski and Emily Blunt started dating in 2008 after being introduced by a mutual friend. Less than twelve months later, they were engaged and got married in 2010. They are the proud parents of two daughters, Hazel Grace and Violet. Recently, the two talents starred together in the film A Quiet Place.
The Devil Wears Prada actress shared how good their unbreakable bond is, “When I feel the support that I have from him, I feel invincible. There’s someone behind you on your good days and someone in front of you on your bad days.”
Matt Damon and Luciana Bozán – 16 Years
Matt Damon met his wife Luciana Bozán in 2003 when he was in Miami filming the movie Stuck on You. Lucy was bartending at a club that the cast and crew of the film went out to one night, and according to Matt, he saw her across the crowded room and fell in love.
His wife of 16 years tells a different version. Lucy claims that Damon came behind the bar to hide from aggressive fans, so she put him to work making drinks. The Bourne Identity star is now stepdad to Lucy’s daughter, and they have three kids together.
Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys – 11 Years
Alicia Keys and Swiss Beatz have known each other since they were teenagers. They started dating years in the late 2000s and were married in 2010. The same year, the musical couple welcomed their first child into the world. In 2014, Keys birthed their second kid.
Their relationship started in a less ideal way. Beatz was still married to Mashonda Tifrere at the time. After years of drama, Keys, Tifrere, and Beatz have worked through their drama and now co-parent, “We love each other, we hang out with each other… our family is one big, beautiful family.”
Jim Toth and Reese Witherspoon – 10 Years
In the 90s, Reese Witherspoon married her Cruel Intentions co-star Ryan Phillippe, and they had two kids together, but sadly it didn’t last. Luckily, Reese found true love with Jim Toth, who she started dating in 2010. Jim is a top talent agent, and the two met at a Hollywood house party.
A year later, the Big Little Lies actress married Toth, and they have been together since. Reese and Toth have a kid together, born in 2012. The Legally Blond star shared, “I have a husband who supports my dreams and my ideas. He helps me with everything.”
Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy – 12 Years
In 2006, Rome + Juliet actress Claire Danes met her husband to be, Ella Enchanted actor, Hugh Dancy, on the Evening set. At the time, Danes had vowed to stay single but couldn’t help crushing on Dancy. At some point during filming, she realized, “I think I’m going to marry this person.”
After three years of being exclusive, the adorable couple announced their engagement in 2009 and were secretly married in France later that year. Danes and Dancy have two kids together. In 2020, Hugh guest-starred in Homeland, where Claire played the leading role for nine years.