14 Celebrity Couples Who Are Still Happy and in Love After Decades Together

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The biggest risk of divorce in married couples is between years 5-8 and those who pass that stage are statistically less possible to get divorced. But there is also an increase in people who divorce after 20+ years of divorce for a variety of reasons. However, these events have nothing to do with our article today, since our couples seem to be happy after 10+ years together. They prove to everyone that love can be long-lasting and smooth.

1. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick

Married for almost 26 years, this lovely duo has a son and twin daughters. In 1996, this is what Sarah Jessica had to say about her soon-to-be husband: ’’He’s so bright, so handsome, I think he’s the most handsome man I’ve seen in my life, and he inspires me. I’m mad for him, totally.’’ And by the looks of this happy couple, nothing has changed since.

2. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

Will Smith met Jada Pinkett in 1994 when she auditioned for the role of his girlfriend on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air series. Jada didn’t get the part, but she became his girlfriend in real life in 1995 and his wife in real life in 1997. The photo above shows them in 1999, 2 years after they got married.

They have been together for a total of 23 years and have managed to keep their personal life private, despite the huge amount of gossip surrounding them. They also have 2 children Jaden (20) and Willow (18), who also appear often on red carpet with them, which makes them one of the most famous Hollywood families.

3. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

The 62-year-old actors, Tom and Rita, make up one of the filmmaking industry’s most beloved couples. Their love story began on the set of the ABC TV series, Bosom Buddies, in 1981.The photo above was taken in the 80s when they were just colleagues.

In 1988 the happy couple tied the knot and more then 30 years later, they’re still in love and support each other, both in front of the camera and off-screen. The picture above was taken in 1999, 11 years after they got married.

4. Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault

Actress Salma Hayek and the CEO of a big fashion house, Pinault, have been married since 2009. Salma’s fans used to think that she married Pinault because of his wealth and status, but as she has confessed in numerous interviews before she was attracted to him, she didn’t know who he was or how much money he had. They have a common daughter and are never tired of saying that their marriage is something that makes them both better people.

5. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen

This couple met on the set of Legend’s 2007 music video “Stereo,” where Teigen had a part as the star and they have been together for more than a decade since then. The picture above was taken at the Grammys in 2008, their first public appearance as a couple. As Chrissy said in an interview, they broke up for one day though, and it was a big mistake, so they never separated again. Legend and Teigen got married in 2013 and now have 2 children — daughter Luna and son Miles.

6. Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness


Hugh Jackman and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, have been together for nearly 23 years — and they’re still one of the most inspirational couples in Hollywood. They met on the set of Correlli, a TV series in 1995 and tied the knot less than a year later in 1996. They have been together ever since. The photo above pictures them in 2001, 5 years after they got married. Along the way, they’ve adopted 2 children — Oscar Maximilian and Ava Eliot — and watched Jackman’s career take flight.

In the beginning of their relationship, the couple reached agreements to keep it strong — to not spend more than 2 weeks apart and to not work at the same time if they didn’t have to financially and to always be there to support each other, shared Hugh in an interview. So they have maintained that for 23 years so far!

7. Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber

This 23-year-old relationship between a supermodel and a nightlife industry magnate started when Cindy was still married to her first husband, Richard Gere. The couple first met at Cindy’s agent’s wedding where they were invited with Rande’s girlfriend and Cindy’s husband, but Cindy came there alone. They liked each other at first sight, but only after Cindy parted with Richard Gere did she start dating Rande. Today, their marriage is crowned by 2 kids and is based on mutual respect and support.

8. Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky

Despite their age difference of 7 years, the Australian star Chris Hemsworth (35) and Spanish actress Elsa Pataky (42) have formed one of Hollywood’s most enduring and adorable romances — the couple met in early 2010 and just 3 months later they got married. The picture above was taken in 2011, less than 6 months after their wedding.

Chris noted in an interview in 2015 that Elsa`s passionate attitude toward life makes him try to keep up with her and he likes it. Now they have a nearly decade-long love story and 3 children.

9. Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova

With their good looks and obvious chemistry, this dreamy pair has proven that they know the key to a long-lasting relationship. Together for 20 years now, the Spanish singer and his tennis player wife started dating in their twenties after she had appeared in his music video. Today, they are the proud parents of 3 adorable kids.

10. Matt and Luciana Damon

Matt Damon met his wife Luciana Barroso in a bar in Miami where he was filming the comedy Stuck On You in 2003. Lucy already had a 4-year-old daughter from her first marriage, which didn’t stop Matt — he proposed to her in 2005 and the couple got married the same year. The photo above was taken in 2005, right before their wedding.

Matt and Lucy have been together for more than 13 years and now they have another 3 daughters together — Gia, Isabella, and Stella. When asked what the secret to a successful marriage was, Lucy said in an interview that they both don’t take each other for granted.

11. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard

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Peter, who was a close friend of Maggie’s brother, actor Jake Gyllenhaal, started dating the actress 19 years ago. The couple tied the knot in 2009 in Italy and they have 2 daughters.

12. Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.

Freddie and Sarah met while filming I Know What You Did Last Summer in 1997. The couple got married in 2002 and have been together ever since — for 16 years. The photo above shows them when they were just dating.

In 2016, Gellar told People magazine that the secret to her successful marriage is to pay attention to your partner. Michelle shared a little advice on relationships and that was to spend more time with your partner — have a cup of coffee or walk the dog together.

13. Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith

The couple met at a beach party in Mexico in 1994. Since then they have been inseparable for 25 years, even though it took them 7 years to get married, in 2001 — the picture of their wedding is displayed above.

The couple has 2 children together. The actor has also previously spoken about the pain of losing his first wife (1991), and their daughter Charlotte (2013) to cancer, both were in their early 40s when they died. “I suppose Keely is my North Star, always looking out for me,” the actor revealed in 2013.

14. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas

Born on the same day but 25 years apart, this Hollywood power couple proves that love knows no age. When recently asked about her relationship, Catherine said, ’’First of all, we have a lot of fun together." They must know a thing or 2 about what makes a marriage work given that after 23 years and 2 kids together, their bond seems to be growing stronger by the day.

What has been your longest relationship? How hard do you think it is to maintain a romantic relationship for so many years?


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