14 Strong Hollywood Couples Preserving Tender Feelings for Many Decades
Finding love and building a strong marriage is not easy. Stars face the same challenges as we do, sometimes going through unsuccessful marriages and complicated divorces. Yet, there are those who have managed to preserve their feelings for decades, and it’s heartwarming to witness these enduring couples.
Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher
This is one of those couples who seem to have an unbreakable bond. The 2 met 22 years ago at a party in Sydney, and the English actor admitted to being instantaneously smitten by the Australian redhead. The couple has 2 daughters and a son, and they currently reside in Australia.
Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick
Celebrating an impressive 35 years of marriage, Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick stand as a beacon of enduring love in the unpredictable realm of Hollywood. The couple, who tied the knot in 1988 and are proud parents to two children, have weathered the storms of fame with a sense of humor and humility.
Jeff Bridges and Susan Geston
They met for the first time in 1975 when Jeff was filming Rancho Deluxe. Susan worked as a waitress back then, and she was 21. It was love at first sight, and they decided to become a couple in 1977. They have been supporting each other ever since through all the rough times. They are also blessed with three beautiful children.
Even after so many years, they are still in love with each other. They grew together in their careers, becoming the best versions of themselves. They share their recipe for their long-lasting, passionate love: “Mutual respect”.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
The 67-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 than 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 marriage.
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 3 children.
This couple has so many followers because they are never shy about sharing their most supportive and loving moments online, so #RelationshipGoals for sure!
David and Victoria Beckham
The famous Spice Girls singer and the soccer superstar met in the Manchester United players’ lounge in 1997, and this “whirlwind romance” ended in marriage in 1999, and now more than 25 years of living together. Victoria and David have been together for more than 25 years now and have 4 children. The picture above was taken in 1999, less than 6 months before their wedding.
At the start of 2017, the couple also renewed their wedding vows. Speaking on the Today Show, Victoria said of her partner: “He’s my soulmate. He’s the most incredible husband. We complement each other. He inspires me every day, with the children, with the way he treats me; it just works. We are lucky to have each other.”
Beyoncé and Jay Z
You might not have known that Beyoncé was only 20 when they started dating, and Jay-Z was 32. People say age is just a number, and in this case, it’s definitely true — today, Beyoncé is 42, and Jay-Z is 54. The picture above was taken in 2005, a couple of years before their wedding.
Since the very beginning, they kept their relationship a secret — they got married in 2008. Despite the rumors of a break-up and the release of Beyoncé’s provocative album “Lemonade,” with lyrics hinting at infidelity and a marriage in crisis, the couple seems tighter than ever. Jay and Beyoncé have been together for more than 20 years now and have 3 children — daughter Blue Ivy and twins Rumi and Sir Carter.
Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith
They first encountered each other at a lively beach party in Mexico back in 1994. Since that fateful meeting, they have remained inseparable for over 25 years. Although it took them seven years to take the plunge and exchange vows in 2001, their commitment stood strong.
Throughout their journey, they gracefully shielded their relationship from the public’s prying eyes, choosing to keep their union private. However, every now and then, they generously share endearing snapshots on social media, bringing joy to their followers.
Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham
For over 35 years, Oprah and Stedman Graham have been one of Hollywood’s favorite couples, even though they aren’t married — the couple has been together since 1986 (they were engaged in 1992, though), which proves that true love doesn’t need to be validated with a piece of paper. The photo above pictures them in 1995, after almost a decade of being together.
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky
Despite their age difference of 7 years, the Australian star Chris Hemsworth (40) and Spanish actress Elsa Pataky (47) 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.
In an interview in 2015, Chris noted that Elsa`s passionate attitude toward life makes him try to keep up with her, which he likes. Now they have a nearly decade-long love story and 3 children.
John Krasinski and Emily Blunt
British actress Emily Blunt and American actor and filmmaker John Krasinski make one of the cutest celebrity couples in Hollywood. Both talented and award-winning actors have enjoyed more than a decade of living together. The photo above pictures them in February 2010, less than 6 months before their wedding.
They were introduced to each other by a mutual friend back in 2008. Krasinski shared on The Ellen Show that he was not ready for a relationship then, but he met Emily and immediately fell in love with her. John and Emily married in 2010 and now have 2 daughters and a home in Brooklyn.
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.
The couple has 3 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.
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard
Peter, who was a close friend of Maggie’s brother, actor Jake Gyllenhaal, started dating the actress 21 years ago. The couple tied the knot in 2009 in Italy and they have 2 daughters.
Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest
Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest exemplify a love that has weathered the complexities of a real and imperfect life for an awe-inspiring 39 years. Curtis candidly acknowledges the challenges they face, stating, “I don’t think we have an easy marriage. We have a difficult, but successful, marriage.”
In every marriage, there are secrets to maintaining a relationship. However, the Beckhams shared one of their secrets: they sleep separately. By the way, other Hollywood couples adopt the same practice.