If there’s one thing that Hollywood is synonymous with, it’s short marriages. From Kim Kardashian’s 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries to Britney Spears’ quickly-annulled marriage to Jason Alexander in 2004, celebrities aren’t known for their “‘til death do us part” attitude.
Maybe that’s why it’s so refreshing to hear about starlets who — even surrounded by the glitter and glam of the red-carpet style — stay true to their significant other.
The 2010s haven’t been kind to celebrity marriages. The world was shocked over the split of Brad Pritt and Angelina Jolie earlier this year after 14 years together. Meanwhile, Chris Pratt and Anna Farris also parted ways, making Pratt’s fan girls equally excited and disbelieving.
But, if reading about your favorite celebrities makes you despair, don’t. There are still plenty of marriages in Hollywood that have stood the test of time. Some of them made it work by keeping their personal lives out of the spotlight, making their public image all about their work. Others cite communication, hard work, and respect as the glue that keeps them together.
No matter what their secret is, these couples are together through illness, stress, and scandal — through thick and thin.
1. Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara
Meara may have died in 2015, but she and Stiller were married for more than 60 years, during which time they had a husband and wife comedy act. Their marriage produced two children, Ben and Amy, who are also actors.
2. Ron Howard and Cheryl Alley
This dynamic couple has been married since 1975. They have four children together, including actresses Isla Fisher and Bryce Dallas Howard.
3. Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman
The comedian couple married in 1982 and has three children. They’ve also appeared in several movies together, including “Matilda.” Although they separated for a short time in 2012, they happily reconciled the following year.
4. Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne
Although they’re known for wild behavior, the couple has seen some hard times since they got married in 1982, including drug relapses and sickness. But they’re still together, having raised their own three children and Ozzy’s children from an earlier marriage.
5. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
Hanks and Wilson met on the set of “Bosom Buddies” and got married in 1988. Hanks says after more than 30 years they never argue about anything other than who loves whom more.
6. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
After meeting in 1991, Parker and Broderick got married in 1997. They say their secret is not airing their dirty laundry in public and generally keeping their marriage and business to themselves.
7. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
This famous couple met on the set of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” They started dating in 1994 and married three years later in 1997. They say their secret is working on themselves individually.
8. Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller
They may not have decades of marriage under their belts yet, but they’ve been a couple since 2004. Married in 2012, Rogen is known for talking about his wife with adoration. Though she doesn’t quite have his level of fame, they do plenty of charity work together.
9. Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brad Hall
Known for playing the never-married Elaine Benes on “Seinfeld,” Louis-Dreyfus has actually been married to husband Brad Hall since 1987. They met on the set of Saturday Night Live and have two adult sons, Henry and Charles.
10. Colin Firth and Livia Giuggioli
Firth and Giuggioli aren’t forthcoming about the details of their relationship, but it’s clearly a happy one. They met on the set of TV miniseries “Nostromo” in 1996 and married a year later. They have two sons.
11. Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan
Fox and Pollan met on the set of Family Ties and tied the knot way back in 1988. In the 31 years since, they’ve become known for always being side by side at events. They say their secret is being supportive of one another and making each other laugh.
12. Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond
Richmond might not be as well-known as his wife, but he’s behind the music on many of her shows, including “30 Rock” and “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” They married in 2001 and have two daughters.
13. David and Victoria Beckham
They’re the definition of a celebrity couple, but at home, their marriage is like anyone else’s. The pair met in 1997 and married in 1999. Since then, they’ve had four children and kept their marriage afloat with mutual respect.
14. Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.
Married in 2002, the couple says that marriage is about investing time and working at your relationship. In 2007, to celebrate their five-year anniversary, Gellar officially changed her last name.
15. Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick
Married since 1988, this couple hasn’t lost their spark. To celebrate their 27th anniversary in 2015, Bacon posted a photo of Sedgwick on Instagram with the caption: “Celebrating 9,855 days of marriage to @kyrasedgwick.”
16. Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham
Married in 2009, Wahlberg and Durham are pretty private people, despite being famous. They say the secret to their happy marriage is simple: just make sure to spend time together as a family.
17. Beyonce and Jay Z
Beyonce and Jay Z have only been married since 2008, but they’ve been a couple since all the way back in 2000 when she was only 19 years old. Almost 20 years down the line, they have three children and still seem as happy as ever.
18. Steve and Nancy Carell
The Carell’s met when Nancy enrolled in an improv class Steve was teaching and married in 1995. Since then, they’ve produced and appeared in a number of movies and television shows together, including “The Office” and “The Daily Show.” They also own a general store in Massachusetts.
19. Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo
Adams and Le Gallo may have only been married since 2015, but they’ve been together since 2002. They have one daughter, Aviana. They try hard to keep their work and personal lives separate so they can enjoy time together.
20. Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
Hawn and Russell aren’t married, but the two have been a pair since 1983. That is 36 years, an impressive length for a relationship in Hollywood.
21. Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness
Furness may not be well-known in the United States, but in Australia she’s famous in her own right. But you may also know her as the longtime wife of Hugh Jackman, to whom she’s been married since 1996.
22. Erwin Bach and Tina Turner
Bach, a German actor, has only been married to Turner since 2013. But the pair have been a couple since the mid-1980s, bringing their relationship to more than 30 years.
23. David Bowie and Iman
Before Bowie’s death in January 2016, he and model Iman had enjoyed their marriage since 1992. Iman said she always considered herself married to his private persona instead of his public one.
24. Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher
Married since 2010, Fisher and Baron Cohen have been an item since 2002. Fisher says their relationship has been a constant adventure, especially considering the number of people her husband offends with works like “Bruno” and “Borat.”
25. Max Handelman and Elizabeth Banks
Handelman and Banks have been married since 2003, but their relationship goes even further back. Their relationship started when they became college sweethearts. They have two kids.
26. Viola Davis and Julius Tennon
Davis says Tennon came into her life after she prayed to find the right man. Her prayer must have been answered because they’ve been married since 2003.
27. Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman
Fashion designer and reality star Rachel Zoe has known her husband Rodger Berman since they met in 1991 at the ages of 19 and 22. They’ve been married since 1998 and have two sons.
28. Sting and Trudie Styler
The “Fields of Gold” singer met his future wife in 1982 and married her in 1992. Since then, they’ve nourished their marriage by keeping the romance alive.
29. Bryan Cranston and Robin Dearden
Cranston’s character Walter White could probably learn a few things about marriage from the actor. He and Dearden have been happily married since 1989 and have one daughter, Taylor
30. Kirk Douglas and Anne Buydens
Talk about amazing — Kirk Douglas and Anne Buydens have not only been married since 1954, but they’re also both more than 100 years old. Buydens celebrated her 100th in April 2019,
31. Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance
Bassett and Vance have a long history, meeting way back in 1980 when they were both studying at Yale School of Drama. They married in 1997.
32. Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly
This actor couple met during the filming of “A Beautiful Mind” back in 2001. They married in 2003 and have been together ever since. They have three children.
33. William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman
Actors William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman have been married since 1997. They’re still known for their red-carpet affection, which is going strong after 22 years.
34. Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham
Oprah is rarely photographed with Graham, so many people don’t know they’re an item. She may never have married her longtime beau, but they’ve been together for more than 30 years.
35. Chris Henchy and Brooke Shields
After Shields’ highly-publicized relationships in the 90s, she and Henchy have kept their personal lives highly private since they married in 2001.
36. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
This model-singer couple met in 2007 on the set of Legend’s music video for “Stereo.” They married in 2013 and since then have charmed the internet with their affectionate online banter.
37. Michelle Pfeiffer and David E. Kelley
Pfeiffer and Kelley met on a blind date. It must have gone well, because they got married just 10 short months later in November 1993.
38. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones
This couple may have a 25-year age difference but it hasn’t stopped them from enjoying almost 20 years of marriage. They’ve been through a lot together, including Douglas’ diagnosis of throat cancer and a short separation in 2013.
39. Anna Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias
The singer and the tennis player have never married, but they have been in a relationship since 2001. However, they are intensely private about their personal lives.
40. Meryl Streep and Don Gummer
Gummer may not technically count as a celebrity — he’s actually a sculptor — but he and Streep have been happily married since 1978. They have three daughters and a son.
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