Within the period of “conscious uncoupling” and 72-day Hollywood marriages, it’s straightforward to surrender on the thought of long-lasting love. Nevertheless, for each superstar breakup that’s splashed throughout the homepage of TMZ, there are couples like Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell who’re fortunately staying put.
Whereas long-term dedication doesn’t promote tabloid magazines the best way that scandals and divorces do, it does give us hope for the state of recent love that each one 30 of those movie star couples under have found out learn how to make their relationships work in the long term.
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- 1 Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
- 2 Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick
- 3 David and Victoria Beckham
- 4 Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
- 5 Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar
- 6 Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
- 7 Jay Z and Beyoncé
- 8 Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker
- 9 Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo
- 10 Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones
- 11 Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
- 12 William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman
- 13 Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
- 14 John Legend and Chrissy Teigen
- 15 Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis
- 16 John Travolta and Kelly Preston
- 17 Tim McGraw and Religion Hill
- 18 Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos
- 19 Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard
- 20 Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld
- 21 Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly
- 22 Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan
- 23 Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher
- 24 Sting and Trudie Styler
- 25 Barack and Michelle Obama
- 26 Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
- 27 Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
- 28 Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard
- 29 Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond
- 30 Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham
Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
After assembly on the College of St. Andrews the place they have been each college students, Prince William and Kate Middleton began courting in 2003 and dated via commencement (when the photograph under was snapped). Their relationship wasn’t all the time clean crusing, nevertheless. They briefly cut up up in 2007 earlier than reconciling later that yr.
In 2010, the couple turned engaged and married the next yr in a lavish wedding ceremony ceremony at Westminster Abbey. Now referred to as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the couple has three youngsters: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
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Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick
With virtually 30 years of marriage underneath their belts, Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick have one of many longest-lasting marriages in Hollywood. And it looks like their relationship continues to be going robust; the couple often submit candy messages and pictures of one another on their social media accounts.
The actors first met when she was 12 and he was 19 and she or he noticed him in a play. Years later, they labored collectively on the set of the 1988 TV film “Lemon Sky” and married later that yr. They have two youngsters collectively, Travis and Sosie.
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David and Victoria Beckham
When a well-known British soccer participant and a pop star get collectively, individuals take discover. David and Victoria Beckham met in 2007 at a charity occasion and what adopted was a whirlwind relationship. The couple turned engaged in 1998 and have been married the next yr on the 4th of July in a lavish ceremony inside a citadel.
They have been dubbed “Posh and Becks” by the press — a nod to her Spice Woman and his soccer nicknames. The facility couple now have 4 youngsters: Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper.
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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
Though Jada Pinkett Smith didn’t land the appearing job she auditioned for to play Will Smith’s girlfriend on his TV present “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” she did snag the position of his real-life spouse! After assembly on the audition, the couple began courting and married on New Yr’s Eve 1997.
They have two youngsters collectively, Jaden and Willow, and May even has one son, Trey, from a earlier relationship. The couple have made some fascinating statements about their marriage through the years. Notably, Smith stated the couple not tells people who they’re “married” however quite, they like to explain themselves as “life partners.”
BEVERLY HILLS,CA – SEPTEMBER 22: Actress Jada Pinkett and actor Will Smith attend the “Devil in a Blue Dress” Beverly Hills Premiere on September 22, 1995 on the Academy Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. (photograph by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage) BEVERLY HILLS,CA – SEPTEMBER 22: Actress Jada Pinkett and actor Will Smith attend the “Devil in a Blue Dress” Beverly Hills Premiere on September 22, 1995 on the Academy Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. (photograph by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)Getty Pictures
Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar
The set of the 1997 teen horror movie “I Know What You Did Last Summer” is the place younger actors Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar first met. The couple began courting in 2000 and tied the knot two years later in 2002.
Through the years, the couple has labored collectively on a number of extra movies, together with “Scooby-Doo” and “Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.” They have two youngsters, Charlotte and Rocky, and launched Foodstirs, an natural baking firm in 2014.
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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
Tom Hanks revealed that there have been speedy sparks when he first met spouse Rita Wilson on the set of the 1985 flick “Volunteers.” “Rita and I just looked at each other and—kaboing—that was that,” he stated in an interview. “I asked Rita if it was the real thing for her, and it just couldn’t be denied.”
The couple married in 1988 and have now been collectively for over 30 years. They even have two sons collectively, Chester and Truman, along with Hanks’ two youngsters, actor Colin Hanks and Elizabeth, from his earlier marriage.
CENTURY CITY, CA – JULY 21: Actress Rita Wilson and actor Tom Hanks attend the “Nothing in Common” Century Metropolis Premiere on July 21, 1986 at Plitt’s Century Plaza Theatres in Century Metropolis, California. (Photograph by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage) CENTURY CITY, CA – JULY 21: Actress Rita Wilson and actor Tom Hanks attend the “Nothing in Common” Century Metropolis Premiere on July 21, 1986 at Plitt’s Century Plaza Theatres in Century Metropolis, California. (Photograph by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)Getty Pictures
Jay Z and Beyoncé
As a pair, music superstars Jay Z and Beyonce have had their ups and downs, together with dishonest and household drama. Regardless of their marriage woes, Jay Z calls his spouse his “soulmate.”
The couple met when she was an adolescent and first obtained collectively after collaborating on a music collectively for Jay Z’s 2002 album. They quietly married on April four, 2008, in New York Metropolis. With 10 years of marriage beneath their belts, the couple are additionally the mother and father of three youngsters: Blue Ivy and twins Sir and Rumi.
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Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker
Though her character on “Sex and the City” was notoriously single for a lot of the TV present’s run, Sarah Jessica Parker was not. The actress has been married to husband Matthew Broderick since 1997. (She famously wore a black gown to the couple’s wedding ceremony.) The couple met by means of a mutual connection — SJP’s brother, who labored with Broderick at a New York theater firm. Now married for over 20 years, they’ve three youngsters collectively: James, and twins Tabitha and Marion.
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Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo
Amy Adams was in no rush to get married to companion Darren Le Gallo. After assembly at an appearing class in 2001, the couple dated for 14 years earlier than lastly tying the knot in 2015. Regardless of her movie star, the couple not often exhibits up on movie star gossip websites. “My husband and I are very quiet people,” she stated as soon as in an interview.
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones
A 25-year age distinction has not gotten in the best way of happiness for Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. After assembly at a movie pageant, the couple fell in love and The married in a lavish ceremony in 2000. The couple have two youngsters collectively, Dylan and Carys. (Douglas additionally has a son, Cameron, from a earlier marriage.)
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
In 2004, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi met at a photoshoot and hit it off. For de Rossi, it was love at first sight. “I just walked over to say hello to her, and I couldn’t believe it, but she turned around and it was like an arrow was shot through my heart,” stated de Rossi in an interview.
After the Supreme Courtroom overturned the same-sex marriage ban in 2008, the ladies have been married in an intimate ceremony.
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William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman
Each William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman seek advice from their 20-year marriage as fortunate breaks. “I’m the luckiest guy, I won the lottery. I love being married to Felicity. I love being married, I really like it. Although I have screwed it up before. I just got lucky. There’s no secret, I got lucky,” Macy has stated.
The couple reportedly met within the early 1980s at a theatre firm in New York. They have two daughters.
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Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
Despite the fact that they’ve been collectively for 35 years, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have by no means married. And that selection is simply nice with them!
“A lasting relationship isn’t about marriage. It’s about compatibility and communication. And you both need to want it to work,” Hawn has stated.
The couple first met on a film set in 1968 however didn’t get collectively till they labored on the 1983 movie “Swing Shift.” They have one youngster collectively, son Wyatt, and three youngsters (Kate Hudson, Oliver Hudson and Boston Russell) collectively from earlier marriages.
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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen
A music video shoot in 2007 first introduced singer John Legend along with mannequin Chrissy Teigen. Nevertheless, the couple didn’t formally get collectively till months later.
“I played it cool for a long time. Never once did I ask, ‘What are we?’ Marriage was never my goal, because I’ve never been very traditional. I was just happy to be with him,” stated Teigen. The couple married in 2013 and now have two youngsters, Luna and Miles.
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Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis
It’s not many individuals who meet their future partner on the age of 14, however that’s the case for Mila Kunis. She was a younger teen when she was forged alongside Ashton Kutcher on the TV present “That ’70s Show” in 1998 and he was her first kiss. The couple have been simply associates up till 2012, when their relationship took a romantic flip. They married in 2015 and have two youngsters collectively, Wyatt and Dimitri.
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John Travolta and Kelly Preston
John Travolta and Kelly Preston met on a display check in 1987 for the movie “The Experts” when she was married to another person. They acquired collectively after her divorce, married in 1991 and went on to have three youngsters, Jett (who, sadly, handed away in 2009), Ella Bleu and Benjamin.
“A relationship doesn’t just happen. You have to work at it. You’ve got to keep it fun and that’s what we do,” stated Preston.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – NOVEMBER eight: Actor John Travolta and actress Kelly Preston attend the American Eire Fund’s Heritage Award Salute to Gene Kelly on November eight, 1990 at Beverly Wilshire Lodge in Beverly Hills, California. (Photograph by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage) BEVERLY HILLS, CA – NOVEMBER eight: Actor John Travolta and actress Kelly Preston attend the American Eire Fund’s Heritage Award Salute to Gene Kelly on November eight, 1990 at Beverly Wilshire Lodge in Beverly Hills, California. (Photograph by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)Getty Photographs
Tim McGraw and Religion Hill
When requested the key to their 20-year marriage, Religion Hill stated, “We do actually like one another.” Her husband Tim McGraw added, “Well, the car I drive, the relationship she drives … It’s pretty even. We make decisions about things in different ways, but we always talk about it before we do it. And you know, having three daughters, we sort of acquiesced to mom quite a bit on those decisions.”
The nation singers met at a music business occasion in 1994, went on tour collectively in 1996 and have been married later that yr.
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Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos
As “All My Children” co-stars, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos shared many steamy moments collectively onscreen earlier than they turned a pair in actual life. The 2 eloped to Las Vegas in 1996 and went on to have three youngsters collectively.
On their 22nd wedding ceremony anniversary in 2018, Kelly Ripa posted a pic of the couple and wrote: “‘Feliz Aniversario lover! 22 years. You’re a human roller coaster that luckily I’m tall enough to ride.” They have three youngsters collectively: Michael, Lola and Joaquin.
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Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard
Launched via her brother Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard started a relationship in 2002 and married in 2009 in Italy. Though they’re each actors and have labored collectively on stage, Gyllenhaal has stated that the important thing to their marriage is the help they present one another. They have two youngsters collectively, Ramona and Gloria.
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Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld
When you meet the best individual, it appears that evidently nothing can stand in the best way. That appears to be the case for Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld.
“I met Jerry at the end of what was the most difficult period of my life. I had just made a painful decision to dissolve a five-year relationship that began when I was 21 and culminated in a brief marriage. … Jerry was neither the cause nor the effect of the breakup, but his friendship gave me strength and resilience at a time of desperate need, and it has formed the basis for my happiness in the years that have followed,” Jessica Seinfeld has stated of the couple’s relationship.
The 2 married on Dec. 25, 1999, and have three youngsters: Sascha, Julian and Shepherd.
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Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly
When Paul Bettany met Jennifer Connelly throughout a read-through for the 2001 movie “A Beautiful Mind,” there was immediate mutual curiosity. He later wooed her together with his guitar-playing, though he has admitted that he was intimidated by her at first.
“I’ve never been this close to someone that beautiful before,” he recalled of assembly his now-wife. “I remember thinking, ‘I bet every man you ever met has tried to flirt with you.’”
The couple began courting after the movie wrapped and married in 2003. They now have two youngsters collectively, Stellan and Agnes. Connelly additionally has a son, Kai, from a earlier marriage.
Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan
With three many years of marriage behind them, Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan appear to know a factor or two about staying married. The couple met on the set of the sitcom “Family Ties” and wed in 1988. They have gone via their share of ups and downs, together with Fox’s Parkinson’s illness analysis in 1991 on the age of 29 and elevating 4 youngsters collectively.
Nonetheless, regardless of their challenges, Pollan says her husband nonetheless makes her snicker, and Fox appears equally enamored.
“[I] won the lottery in the wife department,” Fox has stated.
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Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher
Sacha Baron Cohen is understood for the zany characters he has created, together with Borat and Bruno. However regardless of his wacky skilled persona, he appears to have had a drama-free partnership to fellow actor Isla Fisher for over 16 years. The couple met at a celebration in 2002 and married in 2010 in a secret wedding ceremony in Paris with solely six visitors. They are the mother and father to 3 youngsters, Olive, Elula and Montgomery.
“Happy 16th anniversary to my normal, everyday hubby. I love you,” Fisher wrote in 2017, alongside a photograph of Cohen sporting underwear on a pink carpet.
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Sting and Trudie Styler
Being married to a rock star can’t be straightforward, however Sting and Trudie Styler’s 35-year relationship makes it look straightforward. The couple began courting in 1982 and married 10 years later.
The key to staying married, in line with Styler: “Obviously there has to be a chemistry—that’s why we can stay together for as long as we’ve been together. We have space apart because he tours and I go and do the things that I have to do with my films—we don’t live in each other’s pockets.”
NEW YORK, NY – CIRCA 1985: Sting and Trudie Styler circa 1985 in New York Metropolis. (Photograph by Robin Platzer/IMAGES/Getty Pictures) NEW YORK, NY – CIRCA 1985: Sting and Trudie Styler circa 1985 in New York Metropolis. (Photograph by Robin Platzer/IMAGES/Getty Pictures)Getty Pictures
Barack and Michelle Obama
Who might have recognized when Barack and Michelle Obama first went on a date in 1989, that 20 years later the couple would find yourself within the White Home?
The 44th President met his future spouse once they have been each working at a Chicago regulation agency. She was his adviser and when he requested her out, she stored telling him it was inappropriate. Lastly once they went on a date collectively, he “treated her to the finest ice cream Baskin-Robbins had to offer” they usually had their first kiss.
The story of their early relationship was even made right into a 2016 movie referred to as “Southside with You.” The couple married in 2002 and have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel’s “Seventh Heaven” co-star Beverly Mitchell witnessed the actress assembly her future husband, Justin Timberlake, on the 2007 Golden Globes.
“I was there, like, the moment the love connection happened. I was, like, ‘OK, this is happening.’ It was so cute because they were like—it’s that moment like, ‘I like you, I think you like me.’ It was very, very sweet. They were definitely flirting,” Mitchell stated of the couple’s assembly.
After a quick breakup in 2011, the couple acquired engaged and married in 2012. They now have a son named Silas.
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Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
Typically you’ll be able to meet the love of your life just by strolling down the road. When David Burtka noticed Neil Patrick Harris on a midtown road in New York Metropolis, he stopped to introduce himself.
“I thought it would be nice to know him, but I didn’t think in a million years I’d start dating him,” he stated. However the couple turned associates and ultimately turned a pair. The pair married in 2014 and and have two youngsters, twins Gideon and Harper.
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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard
If opposites appeal to, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard may simply be an ideal instance of that. When they first met in 2007, “he was a drug addict and he was wild, and I was very much a good girl who went to Catholic school,” Bell has stated.
Over the course of their relationship, Shepard acquired sober, and the 2 bridged their variations. The coupled pledged to not wed till marriage equality existed for all People, in order that they turned engaged after a part of the Protection of Marriage Act fell. The couple wed in 2013 within the clerk’s workplace and have two daughters collectively, Delta and Lincoln.
Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond
Comedy is what initially bonded Tina Fey and her musician husband Jeff Richmond. The couple dated for seven years after assembly at The Second Metropolis in Chicago in 1993, the place Richmond was the musical director and Fey a performer. They later moved to New York Metropolis and labored on “Saturday Night Live” collectively. The couple all the time had a great working relationship in addition to a private one, so it’s not a shock that their relationship cause them to collaborate on Fey’s present “30 Rock,” in addition to the Broadway musical “Mean Girls” based mostly on the film of the identical identify. The couple married in 2001 and have two daughters collectively, Alice and Penelope.
Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham
Whereas they’ve by no means married, Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham have had one of many longest-lasting relationships in present enterprise. The couple started courting in 1986 after assembly at a charity occasion in Chicago. The couple briefly acquired engaged in 1992 however referred to as it off. Winfrey claims it was one of the best determination they might have made for his or her relationship.
“We would not have stayed together, because marriage requires a different way of being in this world,” she stated. “His interpretation of what it means to be a husband and what it would mean for me to be a wife would have been pretty traditional, and I would not have been able to fit into that.”
Regardless of their unconventional relationship, they’ve been collectively for over 30 years.
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