Hollywood Couples Who Have Stuck By Each Other and Proven that Love Conquers All
Tom Selleck and Jillie Mack – 32 years
Blue Bloods star Tom Selleck has been married to British actress Jillie Mack for over 32 years, but she wasn’t his first wife. In fact, it was his rigid shooting schedule for Magnum P.I. and his demanding career that had led to him to his divorce from model Jacqueline Ray. However, Selleck learned his lesson, and when he met and fell in love with Mack, vowed to put their relationship and family before his job. Mack herself is an actress whose most well known for roles in TV shows like Fraiser, Silverfox, and Magnum P.I. also understood the nature of his career and remains a supporting wife.
While the couple initially decided not to have children, they did become parents to a daughter named Hannah later on. Selleck even took a break from his career when she was born. Now, Hannah and her father enjoy bonding over raising horses on their family farm, where they also grow avocados.
PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE MIDDLETON – 14 YEARS
The modern-day (real-life) royal couple that has captured the hearts of people all around the world are Prince William and Kate Middleton. While they officially became the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge following a grand royal wedding held at Westminster Abbey in London in 2011, the happy couple met around 10 years prior to that when they were both doe-eyed college kids at the University of St. Andrews in 2001.
William proposed to Kate during a trip to Kenya in 2010, giving her a ring that used to belong to his mother, the late Princess Diana. They are now loving parents to three children, and although they live very public lives, their love and dedication to each other help keep their relationship going.
SACHA BARON COHEN AND ISLA FISHER – 16 YEARS
Sacha Baron Cohen is a well-known English actor, comedian, and director – perhaps best recognized for his roles in movies like Borat and The Dictator. His wife of 16 years, Isla Fisher, is also an actress – her most famous role is as Rebecca Bloomwood in the movie Confessions of a Shopaholic.
The couple met in 2002 at a party in Syndey in Australie. A couple of years later, they got engaged but it took them 6 more years to get married in a Jewish ceremony in Paris. That doesn’t mean they were unsure about each other, though. In fact, Fisher even converted to Judaism herself, stating that religion was only second to love. Looks like her philosophy worked out for them because the couple is still happy and very much enamored with each other 16 years and 3 kids later! The family has home investments in London and Los Angeles.
RON HOWARD & CHERYL HOWARD – 44 YEARS
Ron Howard is a name that every American recognizes, thanks to his incredible work in filmmaking, which has earned him several awards and acclaim for movies like A Beautiful Mind, The Da Vinci Code, Cocoon, and more. He has Academy Awards for Bed Director and Best Picture under his belt as well.
Perhaps the sweetest part of it all is that Howards credits his incredible success to his wife of 45 years, Cheryl, who has been by his side the entire time. The couple got married in 1975 and have had 4 children over the years. Speaking as to how they’ve been able to maintain a happy relationship for so long, they say the secret to it is communication. Maybe we can all learn a thing or two from them!
BEYONCE AND JAY Z – 19 YEARS
Beyonce Knowles is one of the most famous artists worldwide – a triple threat – whose path to fame started when she joined the band Destiny’s Child. She and her husband Jay-Z are one of America’s most famous power couples and many claim they are the wealthiest couple as well, given that their combined net worth goes well into the billions.
Having met her future husband when she was just 18 years old, Beyonce has been married to Jay-Z for over 12 years, during which time they have become parents to 3 adorable children. But their journey has had its fair share of adversities. Rumors of a split swirled the interwebs after the couple went through issues like a miscarriage and infidelity, but it looks like the two musicians are sticking together!
CINDY CRAWFORD AND RANDE GERBER – 20 YEARS
90’s supermodel Cindy Crawford doesn’t seem to have aged a day – she is as beautiful as ever! Perhaps it was her stunning figure or incredible charm that attracted businessman Rande Gerber to her, or perhaps it was something else. Whatever it was, it has kept them together for over 20 years!
The couple tied the knot in 1998 and later gave birth to two children, Presley and Kaia, who are now all grown up and have followed their mother’s path to the modeling industry. In their fifties now, happy as ever, Crawford and Gerber are often seen wining and dining at fancy restaurants and resorts.
VIOLA DAVIS AND JULIUS TENNON – 18 YEARS
Viola Davis is a pioneer in the field of acting and producing, namely being the first black actor to have an Emmy, Tony, and Oscar in her name. She is best known for her roles in movies like Doubt, The Help, and Widows. She is also recognized as Annalise Keating from the TV series How to Get Away with Murder.
Julius Tennon, a fellow actor, and producer, has been married to Davis for over 18 years. The couple has one daughter, Genesis Tennon. Not only are they partners in their personal life, but in their professional life as well. They founded a production company together called JuVee and Tennon even appeared in a guest role on Davis’s show HTGAWM. Clearly, the two are very much in sync and very much in love!
TIM MCGRAW AND FAITH HILL – 22 YEARS
If you know anything about country music, you have definitely heard the names Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. Not only are these two legendary musicians with incredible achievements and numerous awards to their name, but they are also sweethearts who have been married for over 22 years.
Having met at a country music seminar in 1994, McGraw and Hill were married a couple of years later in 1996. Over the course of the years, they’ve had three beautiful daughters. Career-wise, the two have recorded several chart-topping duets together, like I Need You and The Rest of Our Life. They share a chemistry that is as visible on-screen as it is off of it.
MARK CONSUELOS AND KELLY RIPA – 23 YEARS
Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa were co-stars on the hit TV show All My Children where their characters fell in love. They fell in love in real life too and eloped in a Las Vegas ceremony in 1996. Having been together for over 22 years, they have brought three children into the world.
As for their work, Kelly currently co-hosts the morning talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan, while Mark is a supporting actor on the TV show Riverdale. They are also partners together in the production company they started called Milojo. It’s their shared passion for their work as well as for each other that has kept them going all these years!
STEVE CARELL AND NANCY WALLS – 23 YEARS
“America’s Funniest Man” Steve Carell is married to another very funny lady, Nancy Walls, who is also a comedienne. In fact, it was in an improvisation class that was taught by Carell that Walls met him. She went from student to the mother of his children in a span of a few years, giving birth to their daughter Elisabeth and son John.
The couple has worked together on numerous projects, including the Daily Show, The Office, and The 40-Year-Old Virgin. They also created the TBS comedy series Angie Tribeca, starring Rashida Jones, together. It’s clear that they love working together, and along with their dedication to each other – is it really a surprise that they’ve been together for over 23 years?
HARRISON FORD – CALISTA FLOCKHART – 15 YEARS
Actor Harrison Ford is best known for his portrayal of the character Han Solo in the Star Wars movie. He is married to actress Calista Flockhart, most recognized for her own portrayal of the titular character in the TV series Ally McBeal.
The couple met at the 2002 Golden Globe Awards, were engaged in 2009, and finally tied the knot a year later in a ceremony in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where Ford had been filming a movie. In 2001, they adopted a child named Liam, who will never have to worry about money thanks to his adoptive parents’ combined net worth!
CATHERINE ZETA-JONES AND MICHAEL DOUGLAS – 20 YEARS
Catherine Zeta-Jones is often touted as one of the most beautiful actresses in Hollywood, having gotten her ticket to fame through the movie The Mask of Zorro. She met actor Michael Douglas at a film festival in August 1998 and got married to him in a high-profile ceremony in 2000.
During that time, another thing that was highly talked-about was their prenuptial agreement, which allegedly demanded $5 million on Zeta-Jones’s behalf if Douglas were ever to cheat on her. Makes you wonder what must have gone on in the time between their meeting and wedding, doesn’t it?
Nevertheless, the couple has managed to ride it out, despite facing numerous challenges in both their lives, including serious illnesses. This couple has been a living example of “through sickness and health”, and 20 years later, they’re still going strong!
GOLDIE HAWN AND KURT RUSSELL – 35 YEARS
Kurt Russell is a Hollywood veteran that has achieved critical acclaim. In fact, the actor began his career at the tender age of 12 and has worked in several big projects since then. He met actress Goldie Haw in 1983 and the couple later became parents to a son named Wyatt.
We don’t know if it was love at first sight, but we do know that it’s the forever kind because it’s been more than 35 years since they got together and they don’t seem to be sick of each other yet. This is especially evident because they never even got married, instead, believing that faith and love are far more important than a piece of paper. Russell and Hawn have investments in homes and properties in states all across the country.
MICHELLE PFEIFFER AND DAVID E. KELLEY – 25 YEARS
Roles like Catwoman in Batman Returns and Elvira Hancock in the crime film Scarface gave Michelle Pfeifer a ticket to fame, and this led to her meeting the real-life love of her own, David E. Kelley. Kelley himself is a writer and producer, most notably known for his work on TV shows like Ally McBeal, Boston Legal, and Chicago Hope.
Pfeifer and Kelly were married in 1993 and have since become parents to 2 beautiful children. They have been together for over 25 years – a partnership that has been both personal and professional. They have worked together on shows like Picket Fences and To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday.
DENZEL AND PAULETTA WASHINGTON – 41 YEARS
Denzel Washington is a legendary Hollywood actor who is known and loved by all. His long and illustrious career has given him several award-winning roles, accolades, critical acclaim, and even honorary doctorate degrees from Fordham University, an honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Morehouse College, and an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
When asked about his secret to success, Washington never fails to mention the name of his wife, Pauletta Pearson, who has been by his side through it all. And we do mean through it all because they have been together for over 41 years! They got married in 1983 and later renewed their vows in a South African ceremony in 1995. The couple is also parents to four children.
MERYL STREEP AND DON GUMMER – 40 YEARS
The name Meryl Streep is one that needs to introduction, especially given the fact she’s been called “the best actress of her generation” more than any other actress of any time. This can be backed up by another fact that she is the single actor/actress with the greatest number of Oscar nominations of all time!
Clearly, her professional life is a big hit, but her personal life is pretty great too. Streep has been married to sculptor Don Hummer, for over 40 years! Having met in 1978, the couple later got married and bought four children into this world. Two of them, Mary and Grace, have even followed their mother’s lead and gone into showbiz themselves. In 1985, the couple owned a private estate in Connecticut which housed an extensive art studio dedicated to Gummer’s work. It’s clear that their love for each other and passion for arts is what has kept these two lovebirds together for more than 4 decades!
JEFF BRIDGES AND SUSAN GESTON BRIDGES – 42 YEARS
Having come from a long line of actors and actresses who were famous, a lot was expected of Jeff Bridges – but he’s never failed to impress either. At 28-years old, Bridges met Susan Geston, who at the time, worked as a waitress on a ranch where he was filming for the movie Rancho Deluxe.
The two hit it off immediately, but when it came time for the wedding, Bridges is alleged to have gotten cold feet. Thankfully, he got over his nerves and made the right decision – proven by the fact that he has had 3 daughters with Geston and has been with her for over 42 years!
BRYAN CRANSTON AND ROBIN DEARDEN – 31 YEARS
A popular actor, producer, and director, Bryan Cranston is perhaps best known for his portrayal of the character Walter White in the hit TV series Breaking Bad. He has been married to actress Robin Dearden since 1984, which was 5 years after their initial courtship, and they have now been together for over 31 years and are still going strong. According to them, the secret to a successful long-lasting marriage is to make it a priority to spend time with each other. They have one daughter, who grew up and followed the path that both her parents took by completing her degree in theater.
JUDGE JUDY AND JERRY SHEINDLIN – 41 YEARS
Judge Judy is an American daytime reality court show that is a favorite among people of all ages. At the center of this show in presiding judge Judy Sheindlin, a retired Manhattan family court judge and prosecution lawyer. Having reported constant high ratings, the show has even bagged three Emmy Awards!
Throughout the highs and lows of her life, Judge Judy has had the strength of her husband to thank for helping her hold her head up high. Jerry Sheindlin was a judge himself and met Judy at a bar in 1977. They got married a little while later and have been together for over 41 years, during which time they have had 3 children.
VALERIE BERTINELLI & TOM VITALE – 15 YEARS
Valerie Bertinelli is a TV personality who rose to fame after being cast on the hit sitcom Hot in Cleveland. She later turned to a different passion of hers – food – and hosted two cooking shows in 2015 called Valerie’s Home Cooking and Kids Baking Championship for Food Network.
In 2004, Valeria began dating Tom Vitale, a financial planner, and producer, whom she later got married to. The happy couple has been together since then – over 16 years and counting!
SAMUEL L. JACKSON AND LATANYA RICHARDSON – 39 YEARS
Samuel L. Jackson may be the more famous one of the duo, but both husband and wife are very talented actors who have made names for themselves in the industry. Jackson’s other half, actress LaTanya Richardson is best known for her off-Broadway appearances, while he himself is a more mainstream name.
Still, it’s their shared passion for their craft and an understanding of all that a career in acting demands that have helped them stay together all these years. They are also quite fond of making public declarations of love, so we know the couple is still smitten with each other! As successful actors, they have surely amassed enough wealth and investment to live a very comfortable life in retirement – whenever that may come.
GEORGE AND NORMA STRAIT – 47 YEARS
Legendary country music star George Strait has been given the nickname “King of Country”, but the real-life queen of his life is his wife Norma Strait. The lovestruck couple met and started dating all the way back in high school and have been married for over 47 years!
Over these years, George went from aspiring musician to an artist who has sold more than 100 million records worldwide – and Norma has been by his side the entire time. In 1986, tragedy struck their life when they lost their daughter Jenifer. But this event only bought the couple closer together. They even set up the Jenifer Strait Foundation, an organization that donates money to children’s charities in the San Antonio area.
MELISSA GILBERT AND TIMOTHY BUSFIELD – 7 YEARS
Actors Timothy Busfield and Melissa Gilbert tied the knot over 7 years ago on April 13, 2013, and have been living in New York City since 2018. While this may not make them the longest-standing couple on this list, all the signs point to eternity with these two.
As actors, they share a similar passion – along with several other interests. Gilbert is best known for her role on the TV show Little House on the Praire, while Busfield is recognized for roles such as Thirty Something and Sleepy Hollow. They even have plans to pool their investments to open up their own theater company!
COLIN FIRTH AND LIVIA GIUGGIOLLI – 22 YEARS
Colin Firth is an actor who needs no introduction, having gained fame and critical acclaim through roles like The King’s Speech, Pride and Prejudice, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and more. In 2007, he was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Winchester and even had his name etched on a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011.
Although Firth’s first go at love didn’t turn out great, leading to a divorce from his first wife in 1994, he seemed to have hit the jackpot the second time around. He married Livia Giuggiogli in 1997 and has been with her since then. Giuggiogli, an entrepreneur, is the owner of a marketing consultancy company that she founded. They are both incredibly successful in their own fields, making them quite the power couple!
RACHEL MADDOW AND SUSAN MIKULA – 20 YEARS
One of the most prominent names of the LGBTQ community, Rachel Maddow, has been with her soulmate, Susan Mikula, since 1999. She is best known for being the host of the news program on MSNBC and is also a renowned political commentator. The couple met when Maddow was working on her doctoral dissertation when Mikula actually hired her to do some yard work! Clearly, they were taken with each other, and having got married the same year, they have been together for over 2 decades now.
DR. PHIL AND ROBIN MCGRAW – 43 YEARS
Not many people know Philip Calvin McGraw – but there’s not a person who doesn’t recognize the name Dr. Phil! Dr. Philip McGraw is a clinical psychologist whose work on mental health is widely known. As for his personal life, he clearly knows a thing or two about being in a healthy relationship because he has been married to his wife, Robin McGraw, for over 43 years! Having been together since they tied the knot in 1976, the couple who has become parents to 2 children over the years, is well on their way to their golden anniversary. Clearly, they are very much in love and are devoted to each other.
ANN CURRY & BRIAN ROSS – 30 YEARS
Renowned American journalist and photojournalist, Ann Curry, has dedicated more than 30 years of her life to documenting human suffering in war zones and natural disasters all around the world. While her success is surely satisfying, it can’t be easy seeing such tragedy day after day.
It’s a good thing she has a happy home to come back to, with her husband of 30 years serving as her rock to lean on. Brian Ross is a software executive, currently presiding as the CEO of his own company, FIX Flyer. They are both hard workers and workaholics but also support each other in their fields of work – clearly, this is the secret to the strength of their many years of marriage!
HODA KOTB & JOEL SCHIFFMAN – 6 YEARS
Hoda Kotb is an American broadcast journalist and television personality who has been in a relationship with Joel Schiffman for 6 years. Their relationship may not be considered that long considering everything we’ve seen on this list, but people who know them know that they are in it for the long haul. The two lovebirds met in early 2013 and have been engaged since November of the same year.
Schiffman himself is an economics major and a powerful board member of an investment management company, so there’s no doubt that the couple shouldn’t have any problems with money management or making smart choices about increasing their wealth.
JENNIFER GREY & CLARK GREGG – 18 YEARS
American actress Jennifer Gray is best known for playing the character Baby in Dirty Dancing. The 1980s were a very good year for Gray’s Hollywood career. As her fame grew, she landed several roles and received critical acclaim, including a Golden Globe nomination.
Gray met a fellow actor Clark Gregg in 2001 and the two hit it off instantly. Gregg’s most popular role is as Agent Phil Coulson in Agents of SHIELD and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The couple has been together for more than 19 years, getting married and giving birth to a daughter named Stella at this time. Stella will be off to college soon, but she doesn’t have to worry about money management or student loans given who her parents are!
EILEEN DAVIDSON & VINCENT VAN PATTEN – 16 YEARS.
Former American tennis player turned actor Vincent Van Patten met his would-be second wife Eileen Davidson on the set of the popular TV series, The Young and The Restless in 2000. Although the two hit it off instantly, Patten was actually in a very rocky marriage with actress Betsy Russel. In fact, their failed marriages were one of the things that the two bonded over since Davidson had also gone through a divorce previously.
Once the relationship with Russell ended, Patten made things official with Davidson and the two were wed in 2003. They have been together ever since and are as in love as ever! 16 years of wedded bliss also brought their son Jesse Thomas Van Patten into this world.
ANNA KOURNIKOVA AND ENRIQUE IGLESIAS – 17 YEARS
“King of Latin Pop” Enrique Iglesias is a beacon of the music industry and has excelled in several roles from singing and songwriting to acting and producing. As for his personal life, Iglesias has been in a relationship with famous Russian tennis superstar Anna Kournikova since 2001. The two share a love for sports and leading an active lifestyle.
The couple was rumored to have split in 2013, but they did get back together and even became parents to twins Nicholas and Lucy in 2017. They have never confirmed getting married over their 19 years together, but the longevity of their relationship proves that they are committed to each other. They also have joint investments in real estate and other avenues, including a $20 million Miami home to be built on a private island!
RINGO STARR AND BARBARA BACH – 37 YEARS
Having gained fame for being a member of the phenomenal Liverpool rock band The Beatles in the ‘60s, Ringo Starr has proven himself as a singer, songwriter, and actor. In 1980, Starr met model-actress Barbara Bach while filming the movie Caveman and was so taken with her that he made her his wife the very next year.
In 2012, Ringo Starr was listed as the world’s wealthiest drummer, so the couple is certainly living happily without any financial troubles. They are both philanthropists and have dedicated their time and resources to various charities over the years, including auctioning their personal and professional possessions for worthy causes.
WOLF BLITZER & LYNN GREENFIELD – 46 YEARS
Every American knows the name Wolf Blitzer as this icon of journalism has been serving as a CNN reporter since 1990 and is currently the network’s lead political anchor. Many people do not know that the successful television personality has also been a loving husband to Lynn Greenfield for more than 46 years!
Greenfield, who has been touted as one of the country’s most successful florists, met Bitzer long before he became famous and got married to him in an intimate wedding ceremony in 1973. In 1981, the couple welcomed their only child, Ilana Blitzer. A grown woman now, Ilana has taken her father’s path career-wise and become a news anchor herself. The Blitzer family currently resides in Bethesda, Maryland.
MICHAEL J. FOX AND TRACY POLLAN – 31 YEARS
Back to the Future fans are more than familiar with actor Michael J. Fox. He has been acting for a long time, and it was his career that helped him meet the love of his life. Actress Tracy Jo Pollan played Michael’s girlfriend on the show Family Ties, which is where they met, but their relationship continued on in real life long afterward. Having been together for more than 31 years, Michael and Tracy tied the knot in a July 1998 ceremony in Arlington, Vermont. They have four children together: Sam, twins Aquinnah and Schuyler, and Esme Annabelle. The family has investments all over the country, including homes in Manhattan and New York.
LEE MAJORS AND FAITH MAJORS – 17 YEARS
Veteran Hollywood actor Lee Majors has portrayed several memorable characters on screen, but the most popular of his roles was that of Colonel Steve Austin in the popular TV show The Six Million Dollar Man. His professional life is certainly illustrious but so is his personal life – the man has been married 5 times! When he got married to actress Faith Majors, people didn’t hold out much hope for them to last, but the fifth time proved to be the charm as this loving couple has been together for more than 17 years!
Faith seems to have retired from the acting scene, the latest acting credit to her name being the 2010 movie, Corruption Gov. The couple live in a beautiful mansion in Houston, happily in love!
ANGELA BASSETT AND COURTNEY B. VANCE – 38 YEARS
Portraying the character Tina Turner in the biopic What’s Love Got to Do with It gave actress Angela Bassett her ticket to fame. She would go on to play several more critically-acclaimed roles and even received a Golden Globe award. The actress is also a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, where she received a master’s of fine arts degree.
Bassett got married to fellow actor Courtney B. Vance, and the couple became parents to twins in 2006 via surrogacy. The couple are each other’s rock and have supported each other through life and career for more than 23 years of marriage!
MICHAEL STRAHAN AND KAYLA QUICK – 4 YEARS
Michael Strahan is a former football player who is now pursuing a career as a TV host. Following an illustrious career as a defensive end of the New York Giants for about 15 years, Strahan pivoted to TV. He currently stars alongside Kelly Ripa on Live! With Kelly and Michael and Good Morning America. He also appears on various other shows like $100,000 Pyramid, Fox NFL Sunday, and Pros vs. Joes.
His personal life is also quite controversial as is his 4-year relationship with Kayla Quick. Not only is Quick about 20 years younger than him, but she has also been in the middle of several legal struggles. The couple chooses to live their lives away from the limelight, which is probably for the best!
PHOEBE CATES AND KEVIN KLINE – 30 YEARS
Kevin Kline is a popular American stage actor and comedian with several Oscar and Tony awards under his belt. He has been married to actress Phoebe Cates, best known for her roles in movies like Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Gremlins, since 1989. While Cates is 16 years younger than Kline, they are a match made in heaven – the proof being their 30+ years of being together!
The couple has also bought two children named Owen and Greta into this world. They are both passionate about their careers, providing a shared interest that has helped them thrive personally and professionally.
JOHN TRAVOLTA AND KELLY PRESTON – 28 YEARS
John Travolta is a name that needs no introduction, especially given his very popular movie roles like Grease, Pulp Fictions, Saturday Night Fever, Face Off, Broken Arrow, Hairspray, and so much more. He has received several accolades for his work, including a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. Acting is not all he is known for either, as he has also excelled in singing and dancing as well!
But one of his proudest “achievements” would have to be his nearly 30-year long marriage to model-actress Kelly Preston. The two actors met on the set of The Experts in 1987 and tied the knot in 1991. Their union has also bought 3 beautiful children name Jett, Ella, and Beau Travolta into this world.
DANNY DEVITO AND RHEA PERLMAN – 40 YEARS
Actor and producer Danny DeVito is known and loved by all for his various roles in TV and movie including It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Taxi, and more. His wife, Rhea Phalman, is also an actress and she is best known for playing the head waitress on the TV sitcom Cheers. However, it was on a stage play called The Shrinking Bride in 1971 that the two met. They later appeared together in the 1996 film Matilda.
The coupled lived together for a long time before finally tying the knot in 1982. They have been married for about 40 years of a nearly 50-year long relationship. Talk about commitment! The couple has three children named Lucy, Grace, and Jacob Daniel.
HUGH JACKMAN AND DEBORRA-LEE FURNESS – 23 YEARS
Best known as his character Wolverine in the X-Men film series, Hugh Jackson is a very popular Hollywood actor. He has been married to actress Deborra-Lee Furness since April of 1996. He met the Australian actress on the set of the Aussie TV show Correlli and their wedding took place in a suburb of Melbourne as well.
They have been together for over 25 years and are still completely taken with each other. Since Furness had gone through two previous miscarriages, the couple chose to go with adoption. Their children, Oscar and Ava, are certainly blessed to have a happy family – and of course, being free of financial worry or student loans in the future would be the cherry on top of the cake!
BONO AND ALISON HEWSON – 36 YEARS
There are only a few people who have managed to gain worldwide known by a single name, and Bono is one of them. The Irish singer-songwriter was the henchman of the band U2, which is responsible for such hits like With or Without You and You’re the Best Thing About Me. They have also received a grand total of 22 Grammy Awards and have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which is no small feat!
When writing You’re the Best Thing About Me, it’s not difficult to imagine what must have been going through Bono’s mind. It sounds like he was thinking about his wife, Alison Hewson! Hewson is an activist and businesswoman who has been married to Bono for over 36 years! The couple, who are both of Irish descent, are parents to four children, Jordan, Memphis, Elijah Bob, and John Abraham.
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND PATTI SCIALFA – 26 YEARS
Bruce Springsteen is a man that needs no introduction, having crooned his way into our hearts since the 1970s. The singer, songwriter, and multiple award winner met his would-be wife in a bar in New Jersey in the early 1980s. Patti Scialfa was initially recruited to be his backup singer for the E Street Band, but the two developed a friendship that later blossomed into love. Eventually, Springsteen and Scialfa tied the knot in 1991 in a private ceremony held at their Los Angeles home. They have three kids named Evan James, Jessica Rae, and Samuel Ryan. Seems like they’re as perfectly in sync off the stage as they were on it because they’ve been together for more than 26 years!
STING AND TRUDIE STYLER – 26 YEARS
Gordon Matthew Sumner is more popularly known by his stage name, Sting. He is the lead singer of the band Police, which has gone down in the history of the music industry as one of the best. Sting has been married to actress and producer Trudie Styler, whom he met her in a theater in England, since August 1992.
The couple has been together over 28 years and still appear to be head over heels for each other if their public display of affection is anything to go by! Their relationship is healthy and alive thanks to shared interests such as theater, philanthropy, and activism. They also founded the Rainforest Foundation Fund together, an organization dedicated to protecting rainforests and indigenous people. Sting and Styler have four children, one of whom is also a lead singer of a band.
INA AND JEFFREY GARTEN – 50 YEARS
Ina Garten is a celebrity chef that is known and loved by all, but she started out her career working as a nuclear budget analyst – she’d even worked at the White House Office of Management and Budget! Her husband, Jeffrey Garten was a state department worker. The couple met when Ina was just 15 years old, and Jeffrey, so completely smitten with her, made her his wife 5 years later.
Later, Ina pivoted into the food industry and became the host of her own show, Barefoot Contessa. Working grueling careers must have been tough on the couple, but they managed to make it stick – for more than 50 years! That’s quite the testament of love, isn’t it?
RUPERT MURDOCH AND JERRY HALL – 3 YEARS
Rupert Murdoch is the media mogul and founder of the successful mass media and publishing company News Corporation. He married actress-model Jerry Hall in 2015 in a quickie ceremony after just two short months of dating. People were skeptical about the couple since they weren’t together for long before getting married, but they seem to have proven everyone wrong. Murdoch was recently appointed as the acting CEO of the popular American TV network Fox News and Hall has been his number one support through it all. Murdoch has a hefty net worth and has investments all around the world. His family is also listed in Forbes’ annual list of the world’s billionaires.
WARREN BEATTY AND ANNETTE BENING – 27 YEARS
Award-winning actor and filmmaker Warren Beatty has received critical acclaim and praise all through his career, some of his most notable roles including Rules Don’t Apply, Dick Tracy, Bonnie and Clyde, and Heaven Can Wait. This includes countless nominations, fourteen of which were for Oscar awards. A bona fide old man now, Warren Beatty doesn’t seem to have any plans to retire. His latest project, a documentary called Hollywood Renegade, was much anticipated. Of course, there’s a secret to his success (apart from talent)!
In 1991, American actress Annette Bening was cast in Beatty’s movie Bugsy. This meeting proved to be kismet, as they began dating immediately and were married the very next year. Beatty and Bening have been together for nearly 30 years, during which they became parents to two sons and two daughters.
ANTHONY HOPKINS AND STELLA ARROYAVE – 16 YEARS
Anthony Hopkin is an Academy Award-winning Hollywood actor who has gained an immense amount of fame thanks to his decades-long career that includes big roles like Meet Joe Black, The Silence of the Lambs, The Mask of Zorro, and 84 Charing Cross Road. His latest appearance was in the HBO show Westworld in 2018.
While his professional life reads like a dream, Hopkins hasn’t always had a smooth personal journey. He battled alcoholism in his early years and began fighting it in 1975. But many credit his marriage to Stella Arroyave, which was not until 2003, as the reason Hopkins was able to overcome it entirely. While Arroyave is 20 years younger than Hopkins, they have proven to be made for each other – their marriage has lasted 17 years and is still going pretty well!
JOHN CLEESE AND JENNIFER WADE – 7 YEARS
Actor-screenwriter John Cleese’s rise to fame was inevitably tied to his first wife, Connie Booth, who co-wrote Fawlty Towers, the popular sitcom that gave Cleese his ticket to fame, along with him. Cleese also starred in the lead role of the show as Basil Fawlty. He has appeared in several high-profile performances since then, including Harry Potter, Silverado, James Bond, Time Bandits, and more.
Unknown to many, John Cleese actually went to school to become a lawyer and completed his degree in 1963, but he set a promising career aside to pursue his passion for acting. Thank the stars that everything worked out the way it did! Cleese and Booth have separated since and he has married English jewelry designer and former model Jennifer Wade in 2012. Their marriage has been going strong for 8 years – and counting!
LONI ANDERSON AND BOB FLICK – 11 YEARS.
Loni Anderson is a popular name on TV, best known for her role as receptionist Jennifer Marlow on the popular CBS sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. Anderson is married to folk musician Bob Flick. The couple first met all the way back in 1963, but it wasn’t until their second meeting in 1999 that they realized they were made for each other. Still, it took them nearly a decade to tie the knot. They were married in 2008 and have been happily living as husband and wife for more than 11 years!
SOPHIA LOREN AND CARLO PONTI SR. – 46 YEARS
Sophia Loren is one of the actresses from what is known as the Golden Age of Hollywood. Her incredible performance in movies like Two Women gave her a reputation of beauty and grace in the industry and beyond. Her career is littered with accolades and awards, including a Grammy and five Gold Globe wins.
Sophia also won the heart of Carlo Ponti Sr. when she was just 16 years old. They were immediately taken with each other and couldn’t wait to get married. Unfortunately, Ponti was still going through the process of divorcing his first wife and, therefore, they had to get married by proxy with two lawyers standing in for them. In 1962, they annulled their marriage to avoid bigamy charges, but that didn’t change their love for each other. They remarried in 1966 once the divorce was finalized and have been together for more than 6 decades all in all!
WILLIAM SHATNER AND ELIZABETH SHATNER – 18 YEARS
William Shatner is a name that needs no introduction in Hollywood. A jack-of-all-trades, he has worn several hats from producing to singing, acting, and even comedy. He is best known for starring as Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek series, but he has also appeared in shows like T.J. Hooker and the reality TV series Rescue 911, of which he was the host.
Shatner’s marriage to American professional horse trainer and artist Elizabeth Anderson Martin has lasted more than 19 years! The couple walked down the aisle in 2001, and Martin even co-wrote the song Together for Shatner’s album Has Been in 2004.
STEVE MARTIN AND ANNE STRINGFIELD – 15 YEARS
Commonly dubbed as one of the greatest stand-up comedians of all time, Steve Martin’s career speaks for himself. Among the many accolades he has received are multiple awards from the Grammys and Emmys to American Comedy. In 2004, Martin was ranked 6th on the list of 100 greatest stand-up comics by Comedy Central. He has won the hearts of many through avenues like music, writing, comedy, and acting and was also the host of the late-night talk show The Tonight Show for some time.
Martin married writer Anne Stringfield in 2007 in a private ceremony in his Los Angeles home. In 2012, Stringfield gave birth to their daughter Mary, which made Martin a first-time father and the ripe old age of 67! The couple has been together for more than 15 years.
ROD STEWART AND PENNY LANCASTER – 22 YEARS
Having registered more than 100 million records sold across the world; British musician Rod Stewart is one of the best-selling artists of all time. He has won a Grammy and Brit Award over the course of his career and has also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
His professional life is obviously great, and his personal life seems pretty blissful too. He married model-photographer Penny Lancaster in June 2007 in a ceremony held in Portofino, Italy – 8 years after they met and started dating in 1999. Lancaster is a whopping 27 years younger than Stewart, but it hasn’t made difference in their love as they’ve been going strong for more than 20 years!
SEAN CONNERY AND MICHELINE ROQUEBRUNE – 44 YEARS
Sean Connery will always be in the hearts of die-hard James Bond fans as the actor to first portray the legendary character. Connery’s charm, charisma, and debonair looks sealed the deal to his fame, but we cannot forget that he is an incredible actor. This is proven by the many awards he has won over the years, including a Golden Globe, Academy Award, and a BAFTA.
Connery met Moroccan-French painter Micheline Roquebrune in 1970 and they tied the knot in 1975. They moved to the Bahamas in the 1990s and have been living there ever since. The happy couple recently celebrated their 45th anniversary and seem to very much in love with each other!
ALEX TREBEK AND JEAN CURRIVAN – 29 YEARS
Canadian-American television personality Alex Trebek is best known for being the host of the popular game show Jeopardy. He has been in this role since 1984, and according to the contract he signed with Sony Pictures Television, will remain until 2022.
Trebek and his life partner Jean Currivan met in 1988 at a party and got married two years later in 1990. Currivan, a real estate project manager, gave birth to two children, Matthew and Emily. Although the couple’s relationship has been quite public, they’ve managed to be together for almost 30 years. Trebek was recently diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer and Currivan has been beside him all along. That just goes to prove that there is no investment or insurance that is as worthy as a loving relationship.
BOB EUBANKS AND DEBORAH JAMES – 15 YEARS
Robert “Bob” Eubanks is another television personality who has been a beloved game show host for a long time. For his successful career and hosting the show The Newlywed Game, Eubanks was awarded the lifetime achievement award at the Emmys by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Having watched many couples play the newlywed game would have been fun, but we bet he and wife Deborah James would have aced it! The couple married in 2004 and became parents to son Noah a few years later. Deborah is a wedding/events coordinator who runs her own event management company. The couple has supported each other through their career and still manage to work and maintain a good work-life balance despite their age.
SNOOP DOGG AND SHANTE TAYLOR: 29 YEARS
Snoop Dogg is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter who has led a very illustrious life, both professionally and personally. Having begun his career in 1992, he has sold more than 35 million albums all around the globe and has become a household name too.
Snoop Dogg met the love of his life, Shante Taylor, and made her his wife in 1997. However, as a young musician, he fell prey to the pressures of Hollywood, devoting too much time to his career and partying. This led to a big rift in the couple’s relationship and drove them to the point of filing for divorce. Thankfully, Dogg seemed to realize that he was throwing away a good thing and asked Taylor to come back to his life. The couple renewed their wedding vows in January 2008 and things seem to be going well for them.
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS AND BRAD HALL- ABOUT 36 YEARS
Best known for her work in the television skit comedy series Saturday Night Live, Julia Louis-Dreyfus is an actor-comedian who has won several Emmy Awards thanks to hard work and talent. However, despite having a successful and demanding career, Louis-Dreyfus always put her family first.
She is married to fellow comedian Brad Hall, whom she met in college and got married to in 1987. Husband and wife have even appeared on Saturday Night Live together! The couple is parents to two boys, Henry and Charles. Julia says that the secret to her healthy marriage is that they both put in the work to make it last. There you go, now you know how you can also have a happy marriage that lasts more than 36 years!
OZZY AND SHARON OSBOURNE – 39 YEARS
Ozzy Osbourne is a very colorful personality who has gained worldwide fame. He is an English singer-songwriter best known for being the lead vocalist of the popular heavy metal band Black Sabbath. His successful career has helped him be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as the UK Music Hall of Fame.
In July of 1992, Osbourne made it official with his manager, Sharon. Sharon went on to give birth to three children and they had their own reality TV show called The Osbournes. Fans could tune in to see the daily going and lavish lifestyles of this famous family. The family has obviously garnered many investments, but perhaps the most valuable of them all is the 39 plus years of partnership between Ozzy and Sharon!
ELTON JOHN AND DAVID FURNISH – 25 YEARS
Elton John has often been touted as one of the greatest composers of all time. Some of the most famous tunes sung by the legendary musician include Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and Your Song. John has been awarded several accolades throughout his career, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and five Grammy Awards.
John has also found success in his personal life. He met and started dating Canadian filmmaker David Furnish in 1993, but it wasn’t until 12 years later that the couple made it official. They were married at a ceremony held in Windsor, Berkshire, in 2014. The couple has also gone on to become parents to two sons, who were both bought into this world via surrogacy.
LILY TOMLIN AND JANE WAGNER – 46 YEARS
Becoming one of the most recognizable faces of comedy wouldn’t have been easy, but Mary Jean-Tomlin has achieved just that. She was cast in her breakout role in the 1970s, a variety show called Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. Apart from stand-up comedy, Jean-Tomlin has also been successful as a film actress and a Broadway actress. She has received nominations for a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for her work in the industry.
Jean-Tomlin met writer Jane Wagner in 1972. The couple was together for about 42 years before they finally walked down the aisle in a private ceremony held in Los Angeles. In 2013, they worked together on the documentary An Apology to Elephants, which was written by Wagner and narrated by Tomlin. The project may have required some loans and investments, but it turned out to be a success.
SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR AND FREDDIE PRINZE JR. – 18 YEARS
The 1997 thriller film I Know What You Did Last Summer is known to be one of the classics that any American film buff has to watch at least once. The stars of that movie Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prince Jr. met on the set of the movie, and while their chemistry on the screen was obvious, it was still a pleasant surprise when they began dating in 2000 because they had only been friends till then.
The couple got engaged in 2001 and tied the knot in a ceremony held in Mexico the following year. The actor couple has continued working on several projects together, including movies like Scooby-Doo and Happily Never After. Their 20 plus yearlong partnership has obviously bought them financial success, but more importantly, a happy family that includes two loving children.
WILL SMITH AND JADA PINKETT SMITH – 23 YEARS
Will Smith is one of the most famous actors in Hollywood and he has also made a name for himself as a rapper. Smith has been the recipient of four Grammy Awards winnings, five Golden Globe nominations, and two Academy Award nominations over the course of his career.
Smith has been in a very public marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith since 1997. Their children, Jaden and Willow, are all grown-up now and have also garnered their own fame and success in the field of entertainment. Will and Jada’s relationship, like most relationships, has seen its highs and lows, but they have stuck it out and continued to stand by each other. Clearly, their commitment and love have reaped the benefits because living in the public eye could not have been easy. The famous family lives in a gorgeous 2,000 square-foot home in Malibu California. The Smiths obviously know how to choose their investments!
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS AND DAVID BURTKA – 14 YEARS
Actor-comedian Neil Patrick Harris won the hearts of American audiences when he portrayed the character Barney Stinson, who was a playboy and womanizer, in the popular sitcom How I Met Your Mother.
The actor couldn’t be more opposite in real life if he tried! Harris is married to David Burtka, a fellow actor and chef, with whom he has twin children who were born through surrogacy. The couple has been together since 2004, but they were only able to make it official in 2014, during which time they celebrated through a ceremony in Italy. The twins will never have to worry about student loans or financial issues, given who their parents are!
SETH ROGEN AND LAUREN MILLER – 14 YEARS
He was only a teenager when Seth Rogen began his career as a standup comedian. As it progressed, he would go on to find success and fame in several more avenues from writing and directing movies to act in them.
Rogen met his would-be wife Lauren Miller at the set of the Da Ali G Show, where he had just landed the role of staff writer, in 2004. A writer and actress herself, Lauren hit it off with Seth and began a relationship with him. The couple finally said their “I dos” in a California ceremony in 2011. Having been together for more than a decade has only made their love and commitment grow stronger. They invested in their relationship, and are now seeing it reap the profits!
AMY ADAMS AND DARREN LE GALLO – 17 YEARS
Amy Adams is one of the most famous and successful Hollywood actresses of the current generation. Her talent and acting prowess have shown that she is able to play several roles and she is often touted as one of the highest-paid actresses in the world. Some of her best performances can be seen in movies like Catch Me If You Can, Enchanted, and Drop Dead Gorgeous, to name a few.
This successful actress is married to actor-painter Darren Le Gallo, whom she met at an acting class in 2001. The couple were engaged in 2008 and finally tied the knot in a private ceremony in 2015. They have been together for over 18 years and they clearly love and support each other.
KEITH RICHARDS AND PATTI HANSEN – 39 YEARS
Legendary guitarist and secondary vocalist for the world-famous rock band The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards, is a man who has seen success in his career as well as relationship. The English singer is also a songwriter; some of the most popular songs that he is credited with penning include The Last Time, Satisfaction, and You Got the Silver. He shares writing credits for most of his songs with drummer Steve Jordan who he often collaborated with.
Richards met Patti Henson, a model, in 1979, and began dating her immediately. The couple was married on Richard’s 40th birthday, which was in December of 1983. Richards and Hensen became parents to two girls, Theodora and Alexandra, and have been together for more than 40 years!
OPRAH WINFREY AND STEDMAN GRAHAM – 32 YEARS
Oprah Winfrey is one of the most successful and influential women of all time. She is often called the “queen of all media” because of the wide array of credits she has to her name from being a talk show host and actress to being a media executive and producer.
While she is now rich and famous, it wasn’t always that way, and she has been open about her tragic childhood and even her failure in adult relationships. That is until she met her life partner, Stedman Graham, in 1986. Graham is also a businessman and motivational speaker, like Oprah, and he also holds a master’s degree in education. Clearly, their shared interests and passions have been a driving force of their 33 plus years of being together. However, despite getting engaged in 1992, the couple never actually made it down the aisle. But that seems inconsequential, given the fact that they are unequivocally enamored with each other!
FELICITY HUFFMAN AND WILLIAM H. MACY – ABOUT 36 YEARS
Felicity Huffman is a popular American actress who rose to fame playing the character Lynette Scavo in the ABC comedy-drama Desperate Housewives. She has also appeared in several other TV shows and movies, some of which have even earned her awards and nominations.
After an on-again-off-again relationship with actor William H. Macy for more than 15 years, Scavo finally made it official with him and tied the knot. The couple is now parents to daughters Sophia and Georgia. They have worked together on several projects on TV and movie and even have their own stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They have also both won Emmy awards for their respective works. These well-acclaimed actors have invested their time in each other and it seems to have paid off!
DAVID BECKHAM – VICTORIA BECKHAM – 21 YEARS
Often nicknamed “the hottest couple in the world”, English footballer David Beckham former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has been married for a long time. The former Manchester United player and singer got married in Ireland in 1992 have become parents to four children since then. This power couple may be retired from the careers that made them famous, but they have built a small empire of their own growing businesses, which means neither they nor their children are going to have to worry about money or bankruptcy. Victoria is now known as a fashion and style icon and has worked with several high-profile brands, including her own, and David is, and will always be, sports royalty.
JAMIE LEE CURTIS AND CHRISTOPHER GUEST – 33 YEARS
Jamie Lee Curtis’s career debut was in the movie Halloween as character Laurie Strode. Her scream in that movie was so significant that she was nicknamed “Scream Queen”. She has since appeared in several award-winning movies, including Freaky Friday and True Lies.
In 1984, Curtis spotted a picture of Christopher Guest in Rolling Stone magazine and was immediately taken with him. She reportedly even told her friend that she was going to “marry that guy”. And what do you know, her prediction came true just 5 months later! The couple only dated a short while, but their marriage has more than worked out. Having been together for more than 33 years, they are also parents to two adopted children together.
SARAH JESSICA PARKER AND MATTHEW BRODERICK – 27 YEARS
Sarah Jessica Parker’s character on the show Sex and the City was so iconic that she is probably better recognized by the name Carrie Bradshaw than her actual one! But that wasn’t the only notable role of her career, as she would go on to act in several other popular movies like The First Wives Club, Honeymoon in Vegas, New Year’s Eve, and more. Her performances have earned her many accolades, including three Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Emmy Awards, and four Golden Globe Awards.
Parker tied the knot with singer/actor Matthew Broderick in Manhattan in May of 1997. Their 27 plus years together have seen many highs, including the birth of their children and career success. The family has lived in a beautiful house in Greenwich Village since 2009, which we’re sure is fitted with the best amenities and state-of-the-art home security systems.
MATT DAMON AND LUCIANO BARROSO – 15 YEARS
Matt Damon has always been a heartthrob, what with those pearly whites, blue eyes, and dazzling smiles. He is also a renowned actor who has received praise for his performances so looks aren’t all he’s got going on. In 2003, the actor met Miami-born waitress Luciana Barroso and it was love at first sight. The couple were engaged shortly after and made it official in 2005. They have four daughters together named Alexia, Isabella, Gia, and Stella.
Although Barroso was a newcomer to Hollywood, she has acclimated into Matt’s life nicely. You can often spot her by Damon’s side at red carpet events as well. Damon recently bought a luxury penthouse in Brooklyn – a purchase that is as much a great investment financially-speaking as it is for their lifestyle.
SAM ELLIOTT AND KATHARINE ROSS – 35 YEARS
Award-winning actors Sam Elliot and Katharine Ross worked together for the first time during the filming of the movie Butch Cassidy in 1969 but the two stars never spoke because Elliot only played a minor role in it.
They met again when they worked on their second project together, the 1978 horror film The Legacy. This time, the two struck up a romance and eventually got married in 1984. At the time, it was Ross’s fifth marriage while Elliot had never been married before. They became parents to a daughter, Cleo, who is now a musician herself. The family home is located in Malibu but Elliot has several investments in other places, including a property in Oregon. “Marriage is work but it’s worth it,” is what Elliot had to say when asked about his long-lasting union.
TOM HANKS AND RITA WILSON – 30 YEARS
Tom Hanks is an American star who is loved by all, thanks to likable characters he portrayed such as in movies like Forrest Gump and Cast Away which has also earned him several Best Actor awards. Hanks met Rita Wilson, a fellow actress, when they were co-stars in a TV sitcom called Bosom Buddies in 1981.
They were “buddies” in real life too; a friendship that later turned into romance and led to a wedding in 1988. They have since brought two boys, Chester and Truman, into the world. They are equals in every part of their lives, from being parents to accomplished actors. Speaking of his own success, Hanks says that it’s his wife “who teaches him what love is every day”. How cute!
KYRA SEDGWICK AND KEVIN BACON – ABOUT 29 YEARS
Kyra Sedgwick, an American actress, producer, and director is best known for portraying the Deputy Chief on the TV crime drama The Closer. She met her husband, Kevin Bacon, on the set of a play called Lemon Sky. Bacon is also a popular actor and musician, best known for movies such as Footloose and JFK.
The couple said their “I dos” in September 1988 and have become parents to two children since then. They were a part of the very public Ponzi scheme scandal, during which time they lost a significant amount of money to the fraudulent investment scam. That must have been a tough time, but the couple has stuck it out together, proving that love conquers all! 30 years of marriage and counting – they are clearly still very much taken with each other!
JULIA ROBERTS AND DANIEL MODER – 18 YEARS
Julia Roberts is a renowned American actress who is known for starring in movies like Pretty Woman. While she is often seen on-screen falling in love and being swept away by men, her real life wasn’t so dreamy. After a slew of failed relationships, including an engagement with an actor that ended three days before the wedding, was supposed to take place, Roberts met Daniel Moder. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Moder was the cinematographer in the 2000 movie The Mexican, which is where the couple met. They got married in 2002 in a ceremony in New Mexico and have since had four children together. Roberts has spoken publicly about how Moder changed her life. She says their marriage of 18 years “just gets deeper”.
LISA KUDROW AND MICHEL STERN – 25 YEARS
FRIENDS is an iconic TV show that hasn’t lost any of its popularity even 20 years after it ended, and the same can be said for the 5 lead stars or “Friends” of the show. Lisa Kudrow is, of course, one of them. Our lovable Pheobe Buffay found love on the show the actress found love in real life as well!
The award-winning actress met her would-be husband, French advertising executive Michel Stern, way before they would date and eventually get married because the friend who introduced them was his girlfriend at the time. They met again years later, and this time, a romance blossomed. They walked down the aisle in Malibu, California, in 1995 and Kudrow gave birth to their child in 1997. That child has nothing to worry about, especially not money, given who their parents are!
TED DANSON AND MARY STEENBURGEN – 25 YEARS
Ted Danson is an accomplished American actor and producer, best known for his role as Sam Malone in the NBC sitcom Cheers. He has several accomplishments to be proud of, including multiple Emmy nominations. He also has his own star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
Danson’s career is a hit, and his personal life is great too. He met Mary Steenburgen on the set of the movie Pontiac Moon in 1993 and got married to her in October 1995. The couple enjoys many shared passions together, including their love for acting and also several investments, which has helped them stay strong for all these years.
ELIZABETH BANKS AND MAX HANDELMAN – 25 YEARS
Elizabeth Banks is an American actress best known for appearing in movies like The Hunger Games film franchise and the Pitch Perfect movie series. Banks is married to Oregonian sportswriter and producer Max Handelman, whom she met in college in September 1992. The partnership between them isn’t just personal, because they are business partners too. They started a film production company called Brownstone Productions in 2002, and it is still thriving today.
Banks and Handelman made it official in 2003 and later would become parents to two sons who were born via surrogacy. These boys are surely set for life since their parents are likely to have set up trust funds as insurance for a secure future.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND JESSICA BIEL – 11 YEARS
Singer Justin Timberlake stole the hearts of girls everywhere when he was a part of the band N’Sync, but he has had his own heart broken a number of times as well. Having gone through several failed relationships with fellow celebrities, Timberlake found his one true love in actress Jessica Biel. The couple was together a while before finally making it official in 2007. Their son, Silas, was born in 2005, 2 years before they got married.
Timberlake later opened up about his struggle with OCD and ADH – stressing that Biel has always shown love, support, and patience to help him get through his troubles. You can just tell that the couple is invested in each other and their love and commitment have reaped the benefits.
ELLEN DEGENERES AND PORTIA DE ROSSI – 14 YEARS
Ellen DeGeneres is a talk show host and comedian who is loved by everyone. The famous personality has been together with actress-model Portia de Rossi since 2004. They made it official in August 2008 in a private ceremony in their California home.
Portia filed a petition to have her name changed to Portia Lee James DeGeneres in 2010 and was granted the motion a month later. The couple has now been together for more than 15 years and are clearly committed to each other. They share several passions, including philanthropy and charity work.
TINA TURNER AND ERWIN BACH – 32 YEARS
Tina Turner is well known in the world of music, popularly dubbed the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll”. While she sings famous tunes like “What’s Love Got to do With It”, she hasn’t always been lucky in that avenue. In fact, she was a victim of domestic abuse at the hands of her first husband, Ike Turner. Turner didn’t have much more than a few cents and a credit card to her name when she fled her abusive husband.
Several years later, she was on a tour in London when she met music executive Erwin Bach in 1976. The couple was together a long, long time – 27 years, to be exact – before they finally made things official and married each other in 2013. We’re happy her luck in love turned!
WESLEY SNIPES AND NAKYUNG PARK – 16 YEARS
Wesley Snipes is a popular American actor, director, and film producer who is best known for movies like Demolition Man and the Blade trilogy. Snipes has had an illustrious career, and not just in acting either. He has put his name in the hat of a number of projects and industries, most notably being the owner of a security firm and a production company. Snipes is also a devoted martial arts artist, having practiced it since he was just 12 years old.
Wesley Snipes is married to Nakyung “Nikki” Park, a South Korean artist, with whom he has four children together. The couple has been married for over 16 years, proving that love stands the test of time.
JOY BEHAR & STEVE JANOWITZ – 31 YEARS
Joy Behar is a famous talk show host, most notably recognized for being a longstanding member of the panel on the popular ABC daytime talk show, The View. Joy got her last name from her first husband, but unfortunately, the marriage did not last.
In 1982, she did meet the man that would be her life partner, Steve Janowitz who was a retired American schoolteacher. Even though they had been together a long time the couple decided to finally make it official in 2011 – but clearly, a few pieces of paper weren’t what kept them together. Joy’s successful career has given the family, including daughter Eve and grandson Luca, a very comfortable life that includes a house with a state-of-the-art home security system!
JUDGE MATHIS & LINDA REESE – 33 YEARS
Retired Michigan judge George Mathis went from practicing the law to acting in a reality courtroom show when he became one of the lead cast members of the Daytime Emmy Award-winning show called Judge Mathis. Mathis is commonly hailed as one of the leaders of the African-American community, but his life hasn’t always been smooth sailing.
In fact, when Mathis was just 17 years old, he went to jail for being a member of the street gangs. When he got out, he knew things had to change and began pursuing his dreams. Hard work and passion got him where he is, but if you ask Mathis, he would say his wife of 34 years, Linda Reese, was also a major influence in bringing a change in his life and making him the man he was meant to be. They are both activists who work together pretty frequently.
ADAM AND JACKIE SANDLER- 20 YEARS
Adam Sandler is a famed American comedy actor and film producer who has earned praise and critical acclaim for his work. He is married to actress and model, Jackie Sandler, whom he met on the set of his film Big Daddy, where she had a minor role. Jackie has since made an appearance in several of her husband’s movies.
The couple has been married for nearly 18 years since their wedding in 2003, during which time Jackie gave birth to two daughters. Sandler is a family man and a great actor, but he is also a keen investor in houses and property. Jackie serves as co-owner in many of these cases
PAUL MCCARTNEY AND NANCY SHEVELL- 12 YEARS
Paul McCartney is an icon of the music industry, first gaining fame for being a member of what is touted as the most influential music group of all time, The Beatles. He has received numerous awards and has had his name inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. McCartney is married to Nancy Shevell, whom he met in 2007 and later tied the knot in 2011.
With a net worth of $1.2 billion, Paul McCartney has nothing to worry about when it comes to money. Shevell, who is more than a decade younger than McCartney, has no money problems either because she has her own fortune from her family business. They are both clearly very much in love, as is abundantly clear from the song My Valentine, written by Paul for her on his 2012 album Kisses on the Bottom.
ROBERT DUVALL AND LUCIANA PEDRAZA – 22 YEARS
Robert Duvall has been a beacon of the entertainment industry since the 1960s, having acted in famous movies like Apocalypse Now, Tender Mercies, and Lonesome Dove. Even after almost 6 decades in the industry, Duvall doesn’t seem to be ready to retire. His most recent project was in 2012, a movie called Widows Unmasked: A Chicago Story.
Duvall started dating Argentine actress and director Luciana Pedreza in 1997 and later got married to her in 2005. Surprisingly, the two lovebirds were born on the same day of the same month, January 5th, but 41 years apart. That’s right, Duvall is 41 years older than Pedraza! However, clearly, age is only a number with these two because they have already been together for more than two decades. They share similar interests, such as supporting nonprofit organizations like Pro Mujer, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Latin America’s poorest women through micro-credit, business training, and health care links.
JOY REID AND JASON REID – 23 YEARS
American cable television host, MSNBC national correspondent, and political commentator Joy Reid is married to Jason Reid, a writer, and editor who has worked for the Discovery Channel as well as freelanced for other companies as well.
While Joy is constantly in front of cameras, the couple chooses to keep their private life away from the public eye. What we do know is that they have been together for a very long time and have three children together. They can often be seen together outside but rarely comment on their relationship. Being actively involved in politics and being a public figure can’t be easy, but Jason has always been Joy’s support.
JERRY AND JESSICA SEINFELD – 20 YEARS
Jerry Seinfeld is an American actor and comedian who is best known for appearing in the TV sitcom, Seinfeld, where he played a semi-fictionalized version of himself. In 2005, he was called the “12th Greatest Stand-Up Comedian of All Time” by Comedy Central.
Jerry met public relations executive Jessica at the Reeboks Sports Club in 1998 and they began a relationship immediately. They got married the very next year and have now been together for more than 20 years. During this time, they’ve become parents to three children. A year after they were married, the couple made a real estate investment in Long Island, purchasing a property that once belonged to singer Billy Joel. They’ve spoken often about the success of a happy, long-lasting relationship. According to them, it is making sure to spend quality time with each other!