The Longest-Lasting Celebrity Marriages That Prove Love Is Real

Hollywood couples have a reputation for lasting about as long as a feature film. Every time there's a new celebrity wedding, chances are that the tabloids will start taking bets on how long it'll be before the divorce papers are signed. But as the couples on this list prove, it is possible to have a Hollywood-style ending with a long and happy marriage in real life.

Actors, rock stars, models, and more: Here are some of the strongest and longest-lasting marriages in showbiz. Click through to learn some of their tips and advice on how to make it work!

1. Crazy Train Of Love

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Sure, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have had their rough patches -- but that's exactly what makes them so relatable. After a brief split, the 33-years-married couple renewed their vows last year. And they're not the only rock stars on this list!

2. Hollywood Couples Can Make It Last

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Actors Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest have been married for 31 years, and adopted two children together. Her advice for staying married? "Don't get divorced!" she told the Today show.

3. Some Satisfaction After All

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Is there a rock'n'roll band more notorious than the Rolling Stones? Despite it all, guitarist Keith Richards been happily married to model Patti Hansen since 1983.

4. The Secret To A Healthy Marriage...


Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick will celebrate their 29th wedding anniversary this year. The couple has had their ups and downs financially, but through it all, they've managed to keep their love alive.

5. A Love Triangle Made Right


Musician Sting and actress Trudie Styler met in the early 1980s when Styler was performing in the Royal Shakespeare Company... with Sting's then-wife, Frances Tomelty. Surprisingly, it's not the only rebound that's worked out well on this list!

6. The Secret Marriage Of A Lifetime


Here's an Italian pair you can't help but love: Musician Adriano Celentano and actress Claudia Mori eloped in the middle of the night in 1964. They've got to be one of the longest-running couples in showbiz!

7. The Best Part Of Waking Up

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In 1971, legendary British actor Michael Caine was floored by the beauty of a woman in a commercial for Maxwell House coffee. That woman turned out to be Shakira Baksh; the two met and married less than two years later.


8. Paging Dr. Love


You may know Hugh Laurie as the antisocial Dr. Gregory House, but in real life he's a committed husband to his wife of 28 years, Jo Green, a theatre administrator in London.

9. Friends With Benefits

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Friends actress Lisa Kudrow met her husband, French advertising executive Michel Stern, well before her days as Phoebe Buffet. The two met in 1987 and married in 1995.

10. True Love Is No Pulp Fiction


Unlike her husband Samuel L. Jackson, who has appeared in more that 100 films, actress LaTanya Richardson prefers the stage to the screen. Perhaps that's why their marriage has lasted 37 years and counting.

11. "He Married Up!"

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You can't argue with the longevity of Denzel and Pauletta Washington's marriage. They've been together for 34 years and he says, "I married up!"

12. Even Closer Together Now


Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have been together for 29 years. According to the couple, her recent bout of cancer has brought them even closer together.

13. He's The One That She Wants


Kelly Preston has been with her husband John Travolta for an impressive 25 years. They aren't often seen together in public, as they prefer to keep their relationship out of the limelight.

14. "They're Dog Years!"


Tracy Pollan says her 28 years with Michael J. Fox are "dog years!" whenever anyone asks. She says the real secret of a long relationship, however, is "giving each other the benefit of the doubt."

15. He Ain't A Bad Boy

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Will Smith's not such a "Bad Boy" after all, considering his 19-year marriage to his sweetheart Jada Pinkett Smith. Their son Jayden is also an actor following in daddy's footsteps. 


16. A Lifetime Of Love

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Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward go a little further than most couples on any list of long-lasting marriages. They've spent 50 years together!

17. 38 Years Of Devotion


Meryl Streep was at Don Gummer's bedside as he was dying of cancer, 38 years after they tied the knot. You can't get closer than that. 

18. We're Romantic All The Time

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On the eve of their 20th wedding anniversary, Mary Steenburgen said she and Ted Danson were unsure how they would celebrate because they were "romantic all the time."

19. A Little Trouble In Paradise


Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman were alleged to have split up after 30 years, but in truth, they're still together 34 years after they wed.

20. He Constantly Plays A Different Person


Christopher and Georgianne Walken have been married for 47 years.

She says of their marriage, "It’s very interesting being married to a man who is constantly playing a different person. You’re always living with a different person. He never tells me what part he’s playing when he’s getting ready. It just descends on me one day. Very interesting."

Sure, some celebrity couples are fly-by-night, but many of them are in for the long run. We salute them.

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