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Long-Lasting Celebrity Marriages Built On Love, Not Looks

Celebrities in Hollywood have a reputation for an almost endless cycle of marriage and "unconscious coupling" (or as the rest of us call it, "divorce"). It's hard to say whether the pressure of public life divides an otherwise strong relationship, or if these couples get together for the wrong reasons in the first place.

Even outside of Hollywood, about half of all marriages don't pass the test of time. But of course, some do. On the flip side of things, there are plenty of celebrity couples in the entertainment industry who have been married for years. The following couples have some of the longest celebrity marriages and prove that true love really exists... even in Hollywood.  

1. Sarah Jessica Parker And Matthew Broderick

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Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick were first introduced by Matthew's brother. They married in 1997 and have three kids together. Sarah has said that Matthew is "probably the funniest fellow I've met in my entire life."

2. Cindy Crawford And Rande Gerber

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Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber met when she visited a club that he owned. The two got married in 1998 and are still together today. 

3. Jerry And Jessica Seinfeld

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Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld got married in 1998. Jerry has said that his wife's chicken parmesan “remains the glue to our family.” She has released two cookbooks since. 

4. Tracy Pollan And Michael J. Fox

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Tracy Pollan and Michael J. Fox first met when they starred together on Family Ties where she played his girlfriend. They got married back in 1988. 

5. Michelle Pfeiffer And David E. Kelly

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Michelle Pfeiffer and David E. Kelly met on a blind date and got married in 1993. They had a son in 1994 and have been together ever since. 

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6. Will Smith And Jada Pinkett Smith

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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith met when Jada auditioned for a role on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air in 1994. She didn't get the part, but the two started dating and married in 1997. 

7. Jerry Stiller And Anne Meara

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Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara met in 1953 and were together until Anne passed away in 2015. The two created their own comedy team called "Stiller and Meara." 

8. Rachel Zoe And Rodger Berman

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Fashion designer Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman met in 1991 when they were both working at a restaurant while they were college students. They married in 1991. 

9. Hugh Jackman And Deborra Lee-Furness

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Hugh Jackman and Deborra Lee-Furness met in 1995 on the set of the film Corelli. They got married in 1996 and have been happily married since. Hugh admitted that he didn't think his crush was mutual since Deborra was the star at the time, but as it turned out she liked him too. 

10. Ben Stiller And Christine Taylor

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Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor met in 1988. Ben has said that their "relationship was a gradual thing that happened over a quick period of time, maybe seven or eight months. 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.’ It hit me out of the blue.”

11. Samuel L. Jackson And LaTanya Richardson

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Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson met while they were in college and have been married since 1980. The couple has one child together, who is a TV producer. 

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12. Jamie Lee Curtis And Christopher Guest

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Jamie Lee Curtis is married to actor, screenwriter, and director Christopher Guest. The first time she saw him was in a Spinal Tap photo and she was so taken by him that she said, "Oh, I'm going to marry that guy." She was right, and she married him five months later in 1984. 

13. Kevin Bacon And Kyra Sedgwick

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Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick met in 1988 on the set of Lemon Sky. It took them a while to get serious, but they've been happily married for years. Kevin has said that “I was more into her than she was into me. I think she found me cocky and pretentious.”

14. Meryl Streep And Don Gummer

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Meryl Streep and Don Gummer have been married since 1978. She met Don after her first partner passed away from cancer. She actually moved into his apartment while he was away traveling, and when he returned they fell in love and got married within in six months. 

15. Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson

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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson met on the set of the sitcom Bosom Buddies which ran from 1980 to 1982. When they first met, Tom was married, but he ended up getting divorced and marrying Rita in 1988. 

As you can see, plenty of Hollywood couples end up happily married for years on end. Be sure to SHARE this with your family and friends!

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