Relationships are hard. Theres the compromise, the for better or for worse thing, the toilet seat left up, or the makeup smudges on the mirror. Now imagine having millions of people watching your every move, taking pictures of those moves, and being treated like a celebrity because, well, youre a celebrity.
Im sure it would be easier to deal with a raised toilet seat lid if its located in one of the six bathrooms in your mansion, but staying together is hard(famous or not). Yet these famous couples have managed to keep things together for years…and not just the cameras.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
They firstmet on the set of Bosom Buddies and tied the knot in 1988. In an interview that makes you both roll your eyes and feel a little bit jealous, Hanks has said,“The only thing we ever argue about is who loves each other more”
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
After meeting andhitting it off in 1991, the actors married in 1997.
“The secret is, we don’t discuss it. To reporters or anybody else. That’s it!” Parker said. “We don’t hold it up as an example and we don’t air our dirty laundry.”
Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo
After 14 years of dating and seven years of being engaged, theyfinally tied the knot in May 2015.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
The daytime TV hostess has been with actress de Rossi since 2004 and they married in 2008.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
These two have been getting jiggy with it since they started dating in 1994 after meeting on the set of Fresh Prince of Bel Air. They married in 1997.
What does Will think is the secret?If there is a secret I would say is that we never went into working in our relationship, he said. We only ever worked on ourselves individually, and then presented ourselves to one another better than we were previously.
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
These two prove if you like it you don’t have to put a ring on it, as they’ve been together since 1983 and haven’t married.
“A lasting relationship isn’t about marriage,” Hawn said. “It’s about compatibility and communication. And you both need to want it to work.”
Denzel and Pauletta Washington
They’ve been togethersince 1977, but Denzel had to propose to his wife three timesbefore she finally agreed to marry him in 1983.
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard
They met in 2002, got married in 2009, and have two children together.
Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller
These two have been together since 2004, got engaged in 2011, and married just a year later. They’ve truly been through a lot(including Lauren’s mother battling Alzheimer’s)and have formed Hilarity for Charity to help support the cause.
Meryl Streep and Don Gummer
After her partner John Cazale died in 1978, Streep met artist Gummer andwent on to marry himlater that year
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness
A year after they met, this couple said “I do” in 1996.
His secret? “You love each other and respect each other. You truly want to be together.”
Tina Turner and Erwin Bach
What’s love got to do with it? Everything, as Erwin had been Tina’s longtime boyfriend since the mid-1980s before they got married in 2013.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brad Hall
The actress and director-producergot marriedin 1987 and the couple have two sons Henry, 21, and Charles, 16.
Sadly, David Bowie just recently passed away, but he and Iman were married since 1992.It was love at first sight for musician Bowie, but not so much for model Iman.
For him [it was overwhelming], Iman said. I was not ready for a relationship. Definitely, I didn’t want to get into a relationship with somebody like him.But as I always said: I fell in love with David Jones. I did not fall in love with David Bowie. Bowie is just a persona. He’s a singer, an entertainer. David Jones is a man I met.
Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld
The couple has been married since 1999. How did she win him over?Chicken parmesan! Its why Jerry wanted to marry me,” she said. “It remains the glue of our family.
Colin Firth and Livia Giuggioli
The 1996 TV miniseries Nostromo brought themtogether, and they exchanged vows in 1997.
Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor
This ridiculously, ridiculously good-looking couple (please tell me you get the Zoolander reference) were brought together in 1999 and married a year later.
“Our relationship was a gradual thing that happened over a quick period of time, maybe seven or eight months,” Stiller said. “We just started hanging out with each other and it developed into, ‘Wow, this feels great. I really like this person. I think I love this person. I really do I love this person.’”
Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan
They met when Tracy played Michael’s first love interest on Family Tiesandmade it official in 1988.
“It’s hard, but you just have to have the perspective that you’re behind each other’s back,” she said, “and it helps if you can make each other laugh.”
Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher
The two met in 2002 but waited eight years to get married, maybe because the Borat star never made life easy.
“It’s definitely not a normal relationship,” Fisher said. “You know there have been times in the past with the guerrilla style film making of Borat and Bruno where there were surreal conversations: ‘How many people are suing us? Are you wanted in any states? Are you alive?’”
Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman
These twowere college sweethearts before they got married in 2003. The two now own Brownstone Productions together, the company responsible for Pitch Perfect and its sequel.
Viola Davis and Julius Tennon
The two met in the early 2000s after Viola prayed for the right man to come into her life. Whether that did it or not, they married in 2003.
Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman
Married since 1996, these business partners runRachel Zoe, Inc. and Zoe Media Group and a house with two young kids.
After connecting in 1982, they waited 10 years to tie the knot.The singer believes that friendship has been a key factor behind their long-standing marriage.
Bryan Cranston and Robin Dearden
This Breaking Bad star and his wife got married in 1989, and Cranston said therapy is an important part of their success.
“I see a [therapist] in L.A. from time to time, when I’m feeling edgy or anxiety-ridden,” he said. “And my wife and I go to a couples therapist. Our agreement is, if either of us feels like we want to go, the other can’t object.”
Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond
Richmond, a composer on 30 Rock, and funny woman Fey met at Chicago’s Second City and dated for seven years before marrying in a Greek Orthodox ceremony in2001.
Kirk Douglas and Anne Buydens
These two have been married since 1954, which is longer than most people in Hollywood have been alive.
How has it lasted so long?“That’s easy,” Douglas said. “I just told my wife, if you ever leave me, I’m going with you!
Joel McHale and Sarah Williams
“You have to choose your spouse every day,” McHale saidabout his marriage to Williams since 1996. “Tell yourself that this is the person that I love and want to be with. It has to be something that you do consciously, then it becomes subconscious.”
Sharon was just 18 years old when she met the Black Sabbath singer and eventually replaced her dad as Ozzy’s manager.
The pair married in 1982, and needless to say, have been through better or worse,between his drug relapses and her battles with colon cancer and a double mastectomy.
Married in 2004, Damon doesn’t feel qualified to give advice on marriage.
“I think marriage is insane,” he said. “It’s a crazy idea but I love being married to my wife. So I wouldn’t tell anybody else anything about their relationship.”
Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance
They first met in 1980 but stayed as “just friends” until finally adding that whole “with benefits” part in 1997.
Deeply religious, Vance has said,Ive learned that the Lord is first and that my wife is the most important thing on this earth. The decisions in our marriage arent easier, but they are clearer because of our relationship with God.
David and Victoria Beckham
These two met in 1997, “spiced” it up and tied the knot in 1999, and have four children together.
“My husband constantly inspires me and guides me he has done so much good work, I look up to him and have the utmost respect and admiration for all that he has achieved,”Victoria said. GOAL!
Lisa Kudrow and Michel Stern
The actress knew the French advertising executive six years before their marriage in 1995.
“Werespect each others independence, and I dont mean that as a euphemism,” she said. “I dont like to travel. So if he wants to go on a golf trip, he goes. I think people get in trouble when they assume theyre supposed to be one unit, in sync about everything. Marriage is like being on a team. Each teammate is different, but you have the same goal.”
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.
Married in 2002, Gellar acknowledges that marriage is work.
“You have to work at anything,” she said. “It’s any relationship in your life. You have to nurture it and take time with it.”
Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick
These two crazy kids got married in 1988 and, on their 27th anniversary in 2015, Bacon took to Instagram to post: “Celebrating 9,855 days of marriage to @kyrasedgwick, along with a photo of Kyra sitting on a park bench.”
I know. Cloyingly sweet.
Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber
The supermodel and businessman married in 1998, three years after her divorce from Richard Gere. The key? Friendship.
“Being rooted and based in friendship, it keeps the relationship elevated,” she said. “There’s always a certain level of respect. We respect each other’s opinion about parenting and our personal life, but also for work stuff…We really listen to each other. I would want that friendship in my life no matter what.”
Elton John and David Furnish
The singer and his partner becamean item in 1993. In 2005, they entered a civil partnership recognized by England, and theyare parents to Zachary, four, and Elijah, two, who share the same surrogate mother.
Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham
These two married in 2009 and the actor has said the key to keeping his funky bunch together is: “Spend quality time together.Really, that’s what matters.”
Queen B has said their relationship started in either 1999 or 2000 when she was just 19, but they took their time and didn’t get married until 2008. Becausewait for itJay Z liked it so he put a ring on it.
The hilarious pair met when Nancy took Steve’s improv class inthe Second City comedy troupe in Chicago and married in 1995.
“I thought she hated me because she was very quiet around me,” he said. “I thought she for sure knew that I was full of it, and I later found out that she was just as nervous as I was and trying to act cool.
Julia Roberts and Danny Moder
This pretty woman met the cameraman on the set of The Mexican in 2000 and they made it official in 2002. They have three kids together, and Roberts has said he is her “safe place.”
Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham
And you get a ring! And you get a ring! Okay, maybe not a ring, but this couple has been together more than 30 years and were engaged in 1992 after being together for six years.
Why no wedding? I dont want to be married because I could not have the life that I created for myself,” she said.
Do they deserve an award for doing something completely normal? No, of course not. But given how many celebrity marriages are over just days after they start, its still nice to see that some have staying power.
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