9 Celebrities Who Hit the Jackpot With Their Loving Husbands
In a world where it’s hard to find a partner who is honest, dedicated, and respectful, these celebrities fit the bill. Over the years, the acts of devotion and love of these half-oranges have allowed them to strengthen the connection they have with their counterparts, melting our hearts along the way.
While here at Now I’ve Seen Everything we continue to dream of the arrival of our soul mate, we share with you a list of men who have made this dream come true for their lucky wives.
1. Keith Urban
15 years and 2 children later, the marriage between Nicole Kidman and Australian folk musician Keith Urban is still a happy one. Speaking of their first meeting, Urban confessed, “Meeting her and getting married wasn’t life-changing, it was it was life-beginning. It was literally, like, ’Okay, life starts.’” They met in 2005 and married the following year, but their marriage got off to a rather rocky start.
Keith’s struggle with addiction came to a head and he had to make a life-changing decision. He admitted that his relationship with Nicole helped him come out on top: “For the first time in my life, I was able to throw off the shackles of addiction.” Nicole proudly praises her husband and his support throughout their marriage, especially after the passing of her father: ’’To have my husband to step up in that way, it makes me cry. He’s amazing. I will keep him. I’ll do anything for that man."
2. Pierce Brosnan
This celebrated actor has played numerous roles, but it seems that being a father and devoted husband is the most important to Pierce Brosnan. Before marrying his current wife, Keely, Brosnan was married to Cassandra Harris for 11 years. Sadly, their marriage ended in 1991 when Cassandra died of cancer. Brosnan and Harris had a son, and Brosnan subsequently adopted two of Cassandra’s children from a previous marriage. According to him, his wife Keely Smith, whom he met in 1994, helped him survive this difficult time in his life.
After many years of marriage, their relationship is still going strong: “Keely is the most amazing mother and wife; I’ve watched her grow for 27 years, I’ve watched our life together blossom. And there are still many more dreams to be fulfilled,” he said. He stood by her side and defended her when she was the target of body shaming: “I firmly love every curve of her body. She is the most beautiful woman in my eyes,” Brosnan said.
3. Roberto Benigni
The famous Italian actor and director we all remember from the legendary film La vita è bella has been happily married to actress Nicoletta Braschi for more than three decades. They have been together through thick and thin as romantic, business, and artistic partners. He stood by her side after a terrible car accident in 2012 that caused her facial injuries, but fortunately weren’t very serious.
When Benigni received the award at the 78th Venice International Film Festival, he gave an emotional speech dedicated to his wife: “I can’t dedicate this award to you because this award is already yours,” he said."We have done everything together for 40 years. If you were to measure time, it would be with you and without you. We can share it: I take my tail, and the rest is yours. The wings are yours. If anything I’ve ever done has taken off, it’s thanks to you, your talent as an actress, your femininity. The light you give off,’’ he said.
4. Prince Harry
Apparently, the love between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is so strong that he even gave up his royal title just to be with his beloved. The rebellious prince met the love of his life in 2016, when “beautiful Ms Markle just tripped and fell into my life,” as he puts it.
He proposed to her in 2017 with a stunning engagement ring he designed himself. One of the two diamonds in the ring belonged to Princess Diana. Commenting on his lovely gesture, Meghan said it was a token of “Harry’s thoughtfulness.” The prince once said he believes his late mother and Meghan Markle would have been “best friends.”
5. John Legend
John Legend met his love, Chrissy Teigen, in 2006, but it wasn’t until 2013 when they became husband and wife. They have two children together and seem to be living a dream:
“We really love, respect and admire each other,” John said.
When the couple went out for a night of fun one night shortly after their daughter was born, Legend publicly defended his wife after Twitter trolls branded her “irresponsible.” He wrote:
“Funny there’s no dad-shaming. When both of us go out to dinner, shame both of us so Chrissy doesn’t have to take it all. We’ll split it.” They stayed strong in the face of tough times.
6. Jon Bon Jovi
This rock star married his high school sweetheart, Dorothea Hurley, in 1989, and their marriage stood the test of time in the most beautiful way. After so many decades, the couple is closer than ever thanks to their close-knit family life. They have four children together, daughter Stephanie and sons Jacob, Jesse, and Romeo. When asked to share the secret to their loving and enduring bond, Bon Jovi says the key is mutual respect: “Having grown up together and grown together. And we really like each other. We want to hang out.”
In addition to their love for each other, the couple is also dedicated to giving back to the world. They opened several community restaurants, called Soul Kitchen, where people in need can eat for free.
7. Hugh Jackman
The famous actor’s marriage to Deborra-Lee Furness, 13 years his senior, has overcome all kinds of obstacles since 1996. Despite public disapproval caused by the age difference and harsh criticism of his wife’s looks and weight, Jackman remains devoted to his wife. He has been by her side through good times and bad. Deborra suffered two miscarriages, so the couple ended up adopting two children. Jackman confessed that he realized she was the one very soon after meeting her, “I knew within 2 weeks of meeting Deb that we were going to be together for the rest of our lives.”
On their 25th wedding anniversary, the famous actor shared a touching message for his wife on Instagram, which read, “Being married to you, Deb, is as natural as breathing. In our 25 years, our love has grown deeper, the fun, excitement and adventure more exhilarating, the learning even greater. I am forever grateful to share our love, our life and our family together. We’ve only just begun. Deb, I love you with all my heart.”
8. Steve Carell
Steve Carell and his wife Nancy really know how to make a relationship work. They have been married for more than 20 years, have worked together, and have two children. “I’ll never forget standing at the altar and I saw her coming down the aisle — immediately a sense of calm came over me,” said Carell as he recalled their wedding day.
“I had a feeling that everything was right and, more than anything, it gave me a lot of strength to know that this person was going to be my partner and have my back. It made me feel strong and I’ll never forget it,” he said. The famous comedian even believes that his wife is funnier than him: “My wife is way funnier than I am.”
9. Kevin Bacon
When Bacon and fellow actress Kyra Sedgwick met in 1987, he admits he was immediately smitten with her, while she was kind of repulsed by him. They married in 1988 and had their first child soon after. In 1992 they welcomed their second kid, Sosie. Their two kids follow in their parents’ footsteps in terms of career choice.
Kevin supported Kyra both in raising their children and in her career, encouraging her to lead: he never stopped believing in her and kept telling her: “You can do it!” Bacon admits that his wife sacrificed much more than he did: “In many cases, because of the children, she was making career decisions that were not the best for her career.”
Have you lived your own fairy tale, like these lovers? What is the most romantic memory you have with your partner?