Between movie careers and maintaining a marriage, the life of a celebrity is definitely hard work! Hollywood relationships can often seem like a revolving door; blink-and-you’ll-miss-them type of flings, even heartbreaking divorces. But in the midst of all this makeup/breakup, there are those celebrity couples that prove love can go the distance in showbiz. Here we look back at fourteen famous couples who are in it to win it.
1. Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick
Our favourite shoe goddess; Sarah Jessica Parker began dating Matthew Broderick after her by her brother introduced the pair at a small theatre company. They were married on May 19, 1997 and now have three children.
2. Victoria & David Beckham
Anyone remember those divorce rumours? They swirled around the fashion designer and soccer star for years, but the two have been solid since their marriage in Ireland in 1999. Posh and Beckham also have four children together.
3. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi
Our favourite talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres began a relationship with Aussie actress Portia De Rossi in 2004. The couple were happily married by the year 2008, and still enjoy wedded bliss.
4. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
Will Smith met and married the actress Jada Pinkett in 1997, and the couple have two children, Jaden and Willow, who are making their own waves in Hollywood. The couple have remained low-key, but honest about their marriage for years proving this could be the key to a happy celebrity marriage!
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5. Sarah Michelle Gellar & Freddie Prinze Jr.
The adorable Scooby Doo couple met on the set of 1997’s I Know What You Did Last Summer. Freddie Prinze Jr told The Huffington Post, “She knew the kind of guy I was, I knew the kind of girl she was, and the trust part didn’t have to be earned because it already was. We were fortunate enough to be at the right times in our lives where we both wanted something serious and it worked. So we’re lucky, but we also work very hard at it. It’s not just dumb luck, it’s work.”
6. Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady
The 35 year old bombshell model and 38 year old New England Patriots quarterback got together in 2006 after a blind date set up by a friend. They have been together for more than nine years riding the highs and lows of each other’s careers.
7. Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have been married for 28 years, and have two sons together, Chet and Truman. In 2016, Hanks gave some sound advice about marriage saying “I think that anybody that gets married is partaking in an act of bravery.”
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8. Meryl Streep & Don Gummer
Meryl Streep and her husband, Don Gummer were married in 1978 after her partner John Cazale passed away. The fabulous Oscar-winning actress has managed to keep her personal life mostly out of the public eye, which is probably the secret to a sustaining celebrity relationship!
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9. Julia Roberts & Danny Moder
Julia Roberts has been married to her cinematographer husband, Danny Moder, for nearly 14 years. In an interview with Mario Lopez, where he asked Roberts for her number one tip for couples in the entertainment business, she replied: “I wouldn’t think of us an entertainment couple, but I don’t know. Kissing!”
10. Matt Damon & Luciana Barroso
This genetically gifted couple met in 2003 at a Miami bar where Barroso was working as a bartender and Damon was in town filming Stuck On You. After dating for two years, the private pair married in a quiet civil ceremony. They are currently raising four daughters together, one of whom is from Barroso’s first marriage!
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11. Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell
One of those ever-lasting loves in Hollywood, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have been together for more than three decades without getting married! They started dating in 1983 but met years earlier in the late 1960s.
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12. Bono & Ali Hewson
U2 front man, Bono, married Irish activist Ali Hewson in 1982. She spoke about their marriage to Manchester Evening News in 2005 saying: “Our marriage has worked because we like each other, because we talk to each other, and we are passionate about what we do. We allow each other to pursue our goals.”
13. Michael J. Fox & Tracy Pollan
Michael J. Fox married his Family Ties co-star Tracy Pollan in 1988. They were married in a ceremony at the quaint West Mountain Inn in Arlington, Virginia, a place they’d visited the year before and fell in love with. They’ve been married more than 27 years and have four children together!
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14. Michelle Pfeiffer and David E. Kelley
In 1993, the catwoman actress was set up on a blind date by her best friend with the television writer David E. Kelley, and later that year they were married! They have been together ever since and have two children, Claudia and John.
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