35 Longest-running Celebrity Marriages
18th August, 2020
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If there’s one thing we know about Hollywood marriages, it’s that sometimes they are cut short way too soon. We've seen some of our favorite celebrity couples split too often. We’re still healing from Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s break up. However, not all hope is lost. Few of our A-list couples have managed to stand the test of time. They have tied the knot and kept it so, for years. Here are celebrity couples that will make you believe in love again.
Sting and Trudie Styler www.popsugar.com
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Sting and Trudie Styler
Trudie fell for the green-haired Sting when she first saw him in 1977 and after connecting with him in 1982, they waited 10 years to tie the knot. Sting believes that the secret to their long-standing, happy marriage is their friendship.
Elton John and David Furnish www.goodhousekeeping.com
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Elton John and David Furnish
Elton John and David Furnish were together since 1993 and got married when England legalized same-sex marriage in 2014. Since the past 16 years, the couple would send each other cards every Saturday as a reminder that they love each other irrespective of which part of the world they were in.
Meryl Streep and Don Gummer www.eonline.com
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Meryl Streep and Don Gummer
Meryl met Don Gummer, an artist in the year 1978, and went on to marry him later that very year. The couple has four children and though they don’t discuss their marriage too often, Gummer did get a special shout-out when Meryl won the Oscar for best actress in 2012.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick www.popsugar.com
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Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
Sarah Jessica Parker met Matthew Broderick through her brother in 1991. They fell in love and got married in 1997 and have three children together. When asked about the secret to their long-standing marriage, Broderick said “Communicating. Don’t go to bed mad.”
Neil Patrick and David Burtka www.insider.com
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Neil Patrick and David Burtka
This power couple has two quite varied recollection of their first meeting; Harris remembers meeting a “James Dean-type guy in a leather jacket” who wasn’t quite friendly, whereas, Burtka remembers being friendly and slightly familiar with Harris’s work. They went on a date to watch “Taking Lives” and the rest is history.
Christopher and Georgianne Walken fabiosa.com
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Christopher and Georgianne Walken
Christopher Walken met his future wife Georgianne during a touring production of “West Side Story.” Both, Christopher Walken and his wife have successful careers as a prolific movie star and casting director, respectively.
Samuel L.Jackson and LaTanya Richardson www.cheatsheet.com
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Samuel L.Jackson and LaTanya Richardson
Samuel “Fury” Jackson and his wife LaTanya Richardson were college sweethearts. They met in 1970 and were married in 1980. Jackson is always in awe of his wife and says that she challenges him to be a better actor and a better person.
Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman www.nydailynews.com
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Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman
Danny DeVito is an acclaimed Hollywood actor and director and has been married to Rhea Perlman since 1982. Though the couple did hit a rough patch in their marriage, things worked out well for them. Guess, there’s a fairytale ending to every story.
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne metro.co.uk
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Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne met way back in 1979, and got married in 1982. Though the couple did face some problems in their marriage, but love prevailed. In fact, the couple is planning to renew their vows this year and start afresh.
Denzel and Pauletta Washington www.theknotnews.com
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Denzel and Pauletta Washington
Denzel and Pauletta Washington met in 1977 and got married in 1983. This might seem like a straight-forward love story, but Denzel revealed that he had to propose thrice before Pauletta finally said Yes!
Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest www.eonline.com
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Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest
Jamie Lee Curtis knew she wanted to marry actor Christopher Guest the moment her eyes fell on him. She was flipping through a magazine when she saw a photograph of three men, and pointed to the man on the right (Guest) and exclaimed to her friend that she’s going to marry him. And, after some efforts from Curtis’ friend and her agent, the two went on a date and the rest is a fairytale.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson www.forbes.com
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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
Tom and Rita first met on the sets of “Bosom Buddies” and later reunited on the sets of “Volunteer” in 1988. Sparks flew and the couple got married in a year. Hanks told BBC host Kirsty Young that “I don’t think I’ll ever be lonely any more…that’s how I felt when I met my wife.”
Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick www.vogue.com
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Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick
Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick got married in 1988. In 2015, on their 27th anniversary, Bacon shared a heartwarming Instagram post: “Celebrating 9,855 days of marriage to @kyrasedgwick” along with a photo of Kyra sitting on a park bench. When you find “The One”, time definitely flies by.
Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw www.zimbio.com
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Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw
One of Hollywood’s most acclaimed director, Steven Spielberg, was left spellbound when he met the stunning Kate Capshaw. The couple got married in 1991 and have been together since. In Spielberg’s words “ my leading lady (in the movie) is still my leading lady.”
John Travolta and Kelly Preston people.com
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John Travolta and Kelly Preston
The “Grease” actor has been married to Kelly Preston since 1991. The couple has three children and is still going strong. Travolta compares marriage to acting, saying “I’ve always thought of a relationship with an actor to an audience as a marriage. And a story. And there are ups and downs, and you work through them, and your work with them.”
Michael J.Fox and Tracy Pollan www.today.com
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Michael J.Fox and Tracy Pollan
This adorable couple has been married since 1988 and has four children together. Michael J.Fox, always the gentleman, gave the world an important life-lesson when he said that “Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.”
Michelle Pfeiffer and David E. Kelly www.dailymail.co.uk
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Michelle Pfeiffer and David E. Kelly
The stunning Hollywood actress has been married to “Ally McBeal” producer David E. Kelly since 1993! The couple has two children and is one of Hollywood’s admirable couples. Pfeiffer said of marriage that “Ultimately, I believe the only secret to a happy marriage is choosing the right person.”
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness www.hellomagazine.com
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Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness
Hugh “Wolverine” Jackman met his future wife Deborra-Lee Furness on the set of his first job in 1955. This couple’s inspiring marriage is proof that when it comes to love, age is just a number. The stunning Deborra-Lee Furness is 13 years his senior, but that doesn’t stop the adorable couple from professing their love and fondness for each other.
Bryan Cranston and Robin Dearden people.com
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Bryan Cranston and Robin Dearden
Cranston’s Heisenberg can be a ruthless man, but IRL, Branston is a gentleman. He met his future wife Robin Dearden on the CBS series “Airwolf” in 1986. However, in Cranston’s words “The terrible TV show changed both their lives.” They got married in 1989 and have a daughter together.
Steve Carell and Nancy Wells www.cheatsheet.com
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Steve Carell and Nancy Wells
The couple met in 1995 when Carell was teaching an improv class at Chicago’s Second City. They were quite nervous around each other and didn’t hit it off instantly. However, after the initial hiccups, the couple got married in the same year.
David and Victoria Beckham www.standard.co.uk
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David and Victoria Beckham
The Beckhams are hands-down Britain’s most stylish couple. It all started in 1997 when Posh Spice gave her number to Beckham and he still has the London-to-Manchester plane ticket she wrote it on! They got married in 1999 and are still blissfully in love. Posh reinstates our belief in “love at first sight” as this is how their love story began.
Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo www.hellomagazine.com
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Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo
Amy Adams met Darren Le Gallo before she became the popular actress she is now. This happened in 2001 in an acting class. For her, Darren gives her a “sense of permanence” and that’s something she cherishes.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi www.pinkvilla.com
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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
These two incredibly funny, smart, and beautiful women have been together for 14 years. They met in 2004 and got married two years later. Ellen reveals the secret to their happy marriage; she says she’s married to her “best friend.” Both the partners are grateful for their love and marriage and keep telling each other, “we are so lucky.”
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith people.com
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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
Will Smith met Jada when she auditioned for the part of one of his girlfriends in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Though she didn’t get the part, she did capture Will’s heart. They have been married for 24 years now and have two incredibly talented children, Jaden and Willow.
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard www.architecturaldigest.com
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Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard
The talented actress met her better half in 2002, and got married in 2009. They have two daughters and prefer to keep their private life private. However, the Architectural Digest did get a peek into their Brooklyn apartment, and we can conclude that they are a fun couple.
Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller www.dailymail.co.uk
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Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller
Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller’s first date is something you’ll see in rom-coms; they ate grilled cheese sandwiches at 4 a.m. and played Spanish Scrabble until sunrise. In addition to being a fun couple, they are socially-aware citizens. They have collaborated with Hilarity for Charity, an organization dedicated to raising awareness about Alzheimer’s.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brad Hall www.livingly.com
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brad Hall
This couple has been together for 37 years! Julia met her husband when she was at Northwestern in the early 80s and then got married in 1987. They have two sons together, and Julia says that she was lucky to find the right guy for her, but even then, marriage requires hard work.
Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa www.elle.com
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Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa
This good-looking couple met when they were doing a screen test for “All My Children” in which Ripa was already starring. The couple had such incredible chemistry that Mark landed the job. They started dating in 1995 and got married the very next year.
Colin Firth and Livia Giuggioli www.eonline.com
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Colin Firth and Livia Giuggioli
Colin Firth describes meeting Livia for the first time as a “bolt to the heart”; well, Mr. Darcy does have his way with words. The actors met in Colombia when they were both working on the mini-series “Nostromo” in 1996. They were married the next year in June.
Julia Roberts and Daniel Moder people.com
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Julia Roberts and Daniel Moder
The woman with a million-dollar smile met her future husband, Danny Moder, in 2000 on the set of “The Mexican.” They got married in 2002 and Roberts reveals that the secret to their happy marriage is “kissing.”
Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher www.goalcast.com
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Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher
This is one marriage that is far from ordinary. According to Isla Fisher, Sacha Cohen, who’s known for taking notorious roles, keeps the marriage interesting. She loves being a part of her husband’s weird adventures.
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr money.yahoo.com
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Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr
This adorable couple met in 1997 on the set of “I Know What You Did Last Summer”, but started dating in 2000. They got married a year later and have two children together.
Lisa Kudrow and Michel Stern www.popsugar.com
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Lisa Kudrow and Michel Stern
Lisa “Phoebe” Kudrow met Stern in 1987, and got married to the ad executive in 1995. She says that instead of promising to love each other forever, they promised to work on whatever problems come up.
Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond www.popsugar.com
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Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond
This couple has the second city to thank for their relationship. They met in 1994 and got married seven years later. Richmond is a composer, actor, director, and producer and he directed some episodes of “30 Rock”, a sitcom created by and starring his wife.
Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman www.huffingtonpost.in
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Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman
The producer and the actress met on her first day at the University of Pennsylvania in 1993. It was not love at first sight, but she ended up falling in love with him and they got married 10 years later. They have 2 sons together, Felix and Magnus.