Long time couples then & now
Who doesn’t adore a good old love story? Well, Hollywood is full of just that! From Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow’s story that proves love, at first sight, exists to Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest’s fairytale-like story that practically came out of a movie. Tinseltown has it all! Don’t even get me started on David and Victoria Beckham’s love story. These stories have undeniably made us gush and squeal to some degree and ultimately got us excited for the wedding bells to chime!
Don’t you sometimes wonder what happened after the long haul? After all, as much as Hollywood has all these love stories, it’s also filled with splits and tragedy. It is probably a good time to insert a Taylor Swift breakup song to make things better. Anyway, you don’t need to look any further because we have you covered. We’re here to let you in what happened after happily ever after. Take a look at the lives and relationships of Hollywood’s biggest power couples. Did they make it or break it? Did their story stay in the history books, or is it still ongoing? Read on to find out!
Matt Damon & Luciana Barroso
Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso aren’t your ordinary Hollywood couple. For one, they’ve managed to weather the storm of show business for over a decade, all while keeping a private life. You’d be hard-pressed to find many interviews or photos of Barroso, and she’s not even active on social media. Even their wedding ceremony was low-key to a considerable degree. The couple held it at New York City Hall on December 9, 2005.
The actor is also tight-lipped when it comes to his married life, although he once shared how they met. While filming Stuck on You in 2003, he happened to cross paths with his future wife while at a bar. Fifteen years and four kids later, the two are still madly in love. Though they admitted their marriage is not picture-perfect, they still feel lucky to have one another.
Mark Harmon & Pam Dawber
They were one of the television’s hottest “it” couples back in the ’80s. Mark Harmon was starring in Moonlighting and St. Elsewhere and got hailed as the 1986 People’s Sexiest Man Alive. On the other hand, Pam Dawber was fresh from her own roles in the sitcom My Sister Sam and Mork & Mindy. The two exchanged “I do’s” in 1987, and today, their long-term marriage is still going strong.
Not many could get a word out of the couple, as they like to keep their relationship under wraps. According to a source, they were introduced to each other by a mutual friend, who knew sparks and electricity would come out of them. A few years later, Dawber gave birth to two kids and decided to put her acting career on hold. Harmon only said one thing about his wife, who became a full-time mom: “I’m proud of who I’m married to.”
Mark Consuelos & Kelly Ripa
One of the downfalls for celebrity sweethearts is that their jobs often require them to spend time apart, but Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos have stood the test of time and rode the pressure that Hollywood entails. Like many show business couples, they fell hard and fast for each other when they portrayed on-screen lovers. However, what sets them apart is that they’ve lasted nearly 25 years as a married couple. Credits to the show All My Children for paving the way for their romance to flourish, ultimately ending in matrimony and three kids.
It was in 1996 when the actor popped the question over wine and pizza at his apartment. Of course, Ripa said yes, but what comes next might surprise you. Consuelos said to her, “Let’s go to Vegas tomorrow and get married.” Yes, the two did just that and began their “happily ever after.”
Marion Cotillard & Guillaume Canet
Born in Paris and grew up in a household of actors, Marion Cotillard started her theatre career before she landed movie roles in the mid-1990s. She garnered widespread recognition when she starred in the 2007 biopic La Vie en Rose. In later years, she put up investments in environmental causes. Meanwhile, Guillaume Canet is also a French director and actor who appeared in Love Me If You Dare. They met while filming this 2003 movie. They also teamed up again for The Last Flight in 2009.
It was in 2007 when the actress announced her relationship with Canet. Contrary to popular opinion, the two never got married. The French actress clarified the issue in 2014 and referred to the actor as her “boyfriend.” The pair is now together for 13 years and has welcomed two kids: a daughter and a son.
Marie Osmond & Steve Craig
If you believe in the saying, “true love always finds its way back,” so does Marie Osmond. She and her longtime husband, Steve Craig, have a unique story to tell. The actress has been through so many ups and downs in life, but she couldn’t imagine getting past them had she not reunited with Craig in the late 2000s. Their love story dates back to 1982 when they tied the knot for the first time. They welcomed their only child together the following year but then called their union off in 1985.
In 2011, the former pair proved they were each other’s destiny when they exchanged wedding vows for the second time. Looking back, the Paper Roses songstress couldn’t be happier that she gave their marriage another shot, which is something she gives her late father, George Osmond, credit for. She always saw how her dad loved her mom, and it was something that inspired her.
Maggie Gyllenhaal & Peter Sarsgaard
Maggie Gyllenhaal, A-lister Jake Gyllenhaal’s big sister, has enjoyed a critically successful career as a character actress. She garnered award nominations for her performances in Crazy Heart and The Deuce. Meanwhile, Peter Sarsgaard is also an actor who starred in The Center of the World and Boys Don’t Cry.
Sarsgaard and Gyllenhaal started dating in 2002, got engaged in 2006, and walked down the aisle in 2009. The couple has welcomed two daughters, Gloria Ray and Ramona. The family of four once resided in Park Slope, Brooklyn, for several years, and we assume they moved into another place with enhanced home security. Anyway, Sarsgaard said that the best thing about his wife, being an actor herself, is that she fully understands him and sympathizes with the entertainment scene’s pressures. He also added that their schedule had always been a challenge in their marriage. Despite that, the couple’s marriage remained intact after all these years.
Lisa Rinna & Harry Hamlin
Lisa Rinna’s relationship with Harry Hamlin continues to remain strong. The couple of 23 years still gush about each other, showing how much they are still crazy in love. While Rinna deals with the drama from her co-stars in Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, she and her husband actually shy away from all the fuss.
Hamlin was already an established Hollywood actor when he met the lovely TV personality, a struggling actress dealing with money management problems. The two met at a restaurant, and the actor recalls he was immediately smitten with his future wife, although they didn’t date right away. Eventually, however, the two decided to tie the knot in March 1997 in Beverly Hills. They got blessed with two daughters, Delilah Belle and Amelia Gray. After being married for over two decades, Mr. and Mrs. Hamlin have stayed solid through thick and thin.
Lisa Kudrow & Michel Stern
Some unions may seem accidental but somewhat meant to be. Friends actress Lisa Kudrow can vouch for that. With roles like Phoebe Buffay in the hit sitcom Friends, she established herself as a trailblazer on television. Before she played the iconic role, she made ends meet and stayed at an apartment, where she met her roommate’s boyfriend. As you might have guessed, that gentleman was Michael Stern. Well, the actress instantly knew it was love at first sight!
After she increased her Hollywood credit score, Kudrow did not expect to see him again since he was with somebody else. As luck would have it, she met him six years later, and they began dating soon after. They wed on May 27, 1995, and welcomed their little boy three years later. Until now, Stern and Kudrow have managed to keep their family life mostly out of the spotlight.
Lisa Bonet & Jason Momoa
Most romantic relationships in the entertainment industry typically don’t last long. Why? Well, for one, there are demanding schedules. Second, lack of privacy, and third, controversy. We could name many factors why celebrities break up at the speed of light, but this pair has stood firm against all odds. We’re talking about Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa, one of the most enduring celebrity couples.
The Cosby Show alum and the Aquaman star have been together for 15 years, and they’ve shared a cute tidbit as to how they started their journey together. In the late ’80s, Momoa first saw the actress on his TV screen and developed a crush on her. In 2005 when they were introduced to each other by a friend, and as you probably know, the actor finally asked his dream girl out from that point on, the couple more and more in love until they decided to get married in 2017 and welcomed two lovely kids. Nowadays, the couple has several joint investments.
Leslie Mann & Judd Apatow
When film director and producer Judd Apatow worked on the 1996 film The Cable Guy, he had a clue he’d be meeting the apple of his eye, Leslie Mann. Deep down, he knew something big was about to happen as he recalled himself saying, “There goes the future, Mrs. Apatow.” While the actress had a crush on the movie’s director, Ben Stiller, she gave Apatow a chance to go out on a date and see how things would go.
Mann said she was in love the following day, while Apatow insisted he felt love at first sight. The comedic tandem exchanged wedding vows in June 1997, and now, their two-decade-plus marriage is still going strong. They share two daughters, Iris and Maude, and the family of four also has joint investments in creating funny movies, such as This is 40 and Knocked Up.
Leonardo Dicaprio & Camila Morrone
Leonardo DiCaprio is no stranger to keeping a relationship under wraps. In fact, most of his romances have been kept private over the years, besides the occasional paparazzi shots. His current relationship with 23-year-old model and rising star Camila Morrone has been going very well since December 2017. Speculations about their relationship started after being spotted shopping together in Los Angeles. Toward the end of the year, fans began seeing them going on vacations.
While marriage is still out of the equation, many speculate that what they have is something serious. An insider even revealed that the Titanic actor has “never loved a girl like this.” Both of them seem to be smitten with one another to the degree that they got to know each other’s families. While we assume we won’t be hearing wedding bells anytime soon, well, it looks like these two are inseparable.
Lee Majors & Faith Majors
Lee Majors has been married four times, which means he has already called attorneys a few times. Kidding aside, he had a high-profile marriage to Charlie’s Angels star Farrah Fawcett beginning in the early ’70s and ending in the ’80s. In November 2002, however, he found the love of his life when he met model Faith Cross. Since then, they have been proving that love knows no boundaries, despite their age difference of over 30 years.
Born Harvey Lee Yeary in Wyandotte, Michigan, actor Lee Majors rose to fame for his performance as Colonel Steve Austin in the hit ’70s series, the Six Million Dollar Man. He also made waves when he beat out more than 400 other actors for the co-starring role of Heath Barkley in the western TV show The Big Valley, starring Barbara Stanwyck and Linda Evans.
LeBron James & Savannah Brinson
LeBron James first met Savannah Brinson while in school. James was 17 and a rising basketball giant in his hometown, Akron, Ohio. Brinson was a year younger and a cheerleader. They met each other at a game, and James asked a common friend to get her phone number. Brinson recalled that their first date was at a local steakhouse.
The high school sweethearts have now spent half their lives together and share three kids. Despite being together for such a long time, they only married on September 14, 2013, in San Diego. When the four-time NBA MVP signed a $154 million contract to join Los Angeles Lakers in 2018, the family hired a moving company to transfer to a $23 million L.A. mansion. In all of James’ highs and lows in the NBA, it’s clear that his wife will always be by his side.
Kyra Sedgwick & Kevin Bacon
Although actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick officially met while shooting the television movie Lemon Sky in 1988, they actually first talked in a restaurant years before. They ran into each other at a diner when the actress complimented his play performance. They started dating shortly after, and walked down the aisle in September 1988, when Bacon was 30 and Sedgwick was 23.
The Footloose actor recalled proposing to his wife on Christmas Eve 1987, where he put the ring in the Christmas stocking. Since marrying each other, the two had joint investments in several films, including Cavedweller, Pyrates, and Murder in the First. When asked about their marriage, Bacon honored his wife, saying, “Her partnership is invaluable. I found someone I was meant to be with.” Sedgwick also told of her husband, “He is the person I count on to live.”
Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard
Actress Kristen Bell is undoubtedly one of the movie industry’s most recognizable faces. Since beginning her career in the ’90s, she has amassed an impressive record of credits. Bell’s first foray was on the Broadway stage. However, she is internationally known today for her leading roles in various television shows and films, including The Good Place. She’s also a singer with an impressive soprano vocal range.
In late 2007, the actress started dating writer and actor Dax Shepard. The pair eventually exchanged wedding vows in 2013 and welcomed two kids. The two have also worked together in a number of movies, such as Hit and Run, When in Rome, and CHiPs. Talk about marriage; Bell recently shared that she and her husband work hard to “lead with honesty” and that they continue to adore each other after all these years.
Kirk Douglas & Anne Buydens
Kirk Douglas may be a superstar when he met Anne Buydens, but it wasn’t enough to get her to say yes to dinner with him. Believe it or not, it was the first time a woman rebuffed him, which piqued his curiosity. Eventually, Douglas won her over when he started listening to her rather than talk about himself all the time. He went out of his way to prove to her that he wasn’t the man that everyone thinks he is on camera. They eventually got married in 1954 and had two children, Peter and Eric.
Douglas has stated that his wife has saved him many times, including preventing him from traveling on a plane that eventually crashed. Buydens also got credited for saving Douglas’ finances after checking his salary. She used her knowledge and hired a financial advisor to help invest his money, making his net worth soar higher.
Kim Novak & Robert Malloy
At the peak of her career, Kim Novak stole the hearts of several leading men in Hollywood like Jimmy Stewart, Kirk Douglas, and William Holden. The Vertigo actress called it quits from acting after a decade of a stellar career and shifted to being a visual artist and a poet at the same time. The actress revealed that arts had saved her from her bipolar disorder and helped her grieve after her husband, Robert Malloy, passed. They were married for 44 years.
When asked what the secret to their marriage was, Novak stated that her husband’s great sense of humor and their love of animals made them last that long. Aside from putting many investments into her artwork, the Picnic actress is also a published author. She recently released her book Kim Novak: Her Art and Life, which centered on her memories and paintings.
Kevin Costner & Christine Baumgartner
Kevin Costner is currently busy with Yellowstone, but the actor has three decades’ worth of Hollywood experience. He was also the director of several box office hits such as Field of Dreams, Dances with Wolves, and The Bodyguard. He was also married twice. Currently, he’s married to Christine Baumgartner, a model, before becoming a designer for handbags. They tied the knot in 2004 and are still very much together.
However, Costner and Baumgartner split before their wedding because the actor did not want to have more kids. They eventually got back together and had three beautiful children together. They exchanged vows on one of Costner’s real estate investments, a 165-acre ranch in Aspen. What made their marriage click? The Robin Hood Prince of Thieves actor stated that he knows when to say sorry whenever they argue. There is no doubt that being a husband and a father are among the best roles in this life.
Keith Richards & Patti Hansen
Keith Richards was smitten when he first met Patti Hansen on the model’s 23rd birthday. The second time was on the rocker’s 36th birthday, where they simply clicked. For Richards, Hansen saved him from the darkest moments of his life, which he was quite thankful for. The couple dated for four years before they tied the knot in 1983. They have two daughters, Theodora and Alexandra.
The biggest obstacle that the couple faced was when Hansen was diagnosed with a chronic medical condition. Though they did not need any personal loans to cover their expenses, Hansen knew that she had to get better for the sake of her husband. Fortunately, the model did manage to survive her diagnosis. They are married for 37 years now, and they are just getting stronger day by day. For Richards, that first meeting with Hansen changed everything for him.
Julia Roberts & Daniel Moder
Hollywood A-lister Julia Roberts is married for 18 years to cameraman and director of photography, Daniel Moder. The two met on the set of The Mexican back in 2000, exchanged vows in 2002, and had three children between them. Moder’s latest work is being the director of photography for Dead to Me for Netflix. What’s adorable about the two is that they have worked on several projects already, including Mona Lisa Smile and The Normal Heart.
Roberts shared what it was like to have her husband on set with her. According to the Pretty Woman actress, she and her husband talked about their day while on the road going home so that by the time they arrive, they can focus on their three children. To their credit, they seem to work well together both at work and at home. After all, they have reached the 18th year milestone for their marriage, and they’ll have more years together for sure.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Brad Hall
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is an accomplished comedian best known for her performance in the hit sitcom in Veep. This program also earned Julia the Lead Actress in a Comedy Series award for six consecutive years, making her the first person to do so. Besides being one of the show’s cast, she is also the executive producer, which proves that she is an extremely savvy celebrity. Throughout her entire career, her husband of 33 years, Brad Hall, remains supportive every step of the way.
The two met while they were attending Northwestern University, where they each got their degree. They also joined Saturday Night Live but left after some time. They got married in 1987 and had two sons. After their stint in SNL, Julia landed Elaine Benes’s role for the cult favorite Seinfeld while Brad went on to pursue other projects, including Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Joy Reid & Jason Reid
Joy Reid found fame when she became a national correspondent for MSNBC. The seasoned journalist enjoyed a very colorful career but reached her peak during the 2016 Presidential Election. She was also the author of Fracture: Barack Obama, The Clintons, and the Racial Divide. To her credit, it was her ability to get into the heart of the matter that made her immensely successful as a journalist. Later on, however, she went on a hiatus in 2003 to oppose the proposed war against Iraq by President Clinton.
Though not much information is available about how Joy and Jason Reid met and got married, the two share three children. Her husband, Jason, is a prolific writer who added to the income of the family. The two remained supportive of one another even when Joy got involved in a Twitter feud following her gender-insensitive comments.
Joy Behar & Steve Janowitz
The View’s Joy Behar and Steve Janowitz, a retired schoolteacher, dated for 29 years before exchanging “I dos,” but they have never been happier. Shortly after their wedding, Behar shared some secret about their marriage, expressing how they remained romantic after all those years. She joked that it helped achieve peace of mind despite not being at home for 14 hours a day, which added to the excitement of being around one another.
How did the two meet, you ask? According to Behar, the two met in a semi-nudist colony where sparks flew, and they started dating. Many of her fans admired Behar for being candid about how she met her husband, but it is very much like the TV host to be so open about her life. The couple had made some wise investments throughout their time together, helping them save more for their retirement.
Jon Stewart & Tracey McShane
Jon Stewart is a familiar face on TV for being the host of the 16-time Emmy Award-winning program The Daily Show. After getting his degree from The College of William and Mary in Virginia, Stewart pursued a comedy career. In 1999, The Daily Show came into being, and it became the highlight of the comedian’s career. In 2000, he married Tracey McShane after dating for four years.
Stewart’s proposal to McShane was one for the books as he created a personalized crossword puzzle with Will Shortz’s help. Shortz was the crossword editor at the New York Times. The puzzle that the two created spelled out the proposal, much to the delight of McShane. They have two children, a cat and a dog. Though Stewart is no longer part of The Daily Show, his role as a father and a husband trumps every job that he has taken on since then.
John Travolta & Kelly Preston (NOTE: KELLY ALREADY PASSED AWAY)
Grease star John Travolta and Jerry Maguire actress Kelly Preston met on the set of The Experts in 1988. They got married in 1991, and the rest was history. Preston later did a cameo on Battlefield Earth and starred alongside her husband in Gotti. Preston became friends with Mrs. Gotti and even exchanged emails with her just to get into her character. Perhaps her starring role was in Jerry Maguire, where she played the fiancée of Tom Cruise, impressing the film’s cast and crew!
As for their personal life, the couple had a wonderful marriage and three children between them. Travolta was quite supportive of his wife, especially when she was diagnosed with chronic illness. Though they did not need to apply for any personal loans throughout the treatment, the actor had to let go of some of his assets after his wife’s passing. It’s safe to say that the couple kept their vows of ‘til death do us part.
Jill St. John & Robert Wagner
The romance between actors Jill St. John and Robert Wagner began in a tragic circumstance. After Robert’s former wife, Natalie Wood, passed, St. John sent her co-star some flowers and messages of condolences. The two met afterward at a party, and the romance sparked from there. They were spotted going out, holding hands, and even taking vacations together. Though the couple refused to admit that they were anything but friends, they eventually got married in 1990.
St. John did her best to jumpstart her career after her ten-year hiatus, but it didn’t push through. On the other hand, Wagner had a recurring role in the hit TV program NCIS, where he played Anthony Dinozzo Sr. Though the two didn’t have any children between them, Wagner had three children from his previous marriage. His eldest even became their maid-of-honor. Fans can also see their investments in the number of real estate properties that they own.
Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake
Former N’SYNC member, Justin Timberlake, met Hollywood actress Jessica Biel at one of the parties he had thrown. He even asked his friend to ask Biel if it was alright for him to call her. He kept asking her to go on a date with him until she agreed. The media dubbed them as “special friends,” but they were later spotted sharing some sweet moments. Though the couple split for a time, Timberlake proposed to his girlfriend in 2011. A year later, the two married.
Both sides of the family can’t help but gush about the two, especially Timberlake’s mother, who loved the actress and her family. The couple has recently welcomed their second son, Phineas, which means that the Timberlake household has grown into four. The two are showing each other plenty of love on their social media accounts which is quite adorable. Their investments in each other show that they genuinely care for one another.
Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara
Jerry Stiller may be well-known for his portrayal of George Costanza’s father in the sitcom Seinfeld, but he started off being half of the comedy duo Stiller and Meara. After getting his degree in Speech and Drama, Stiller moved back to New York. He met Meara in a theatrical agent’s office, where the actress burst out of the office in tears. He took her out for coffee and listened to her rant about how men treated women in New York. For Meara, she already knew that she would marry Stiller from that moment on.
The couple did tie the knot before they started doing comedy shows under the Ed Sullivan show. They were a hit! They kept coming back for more than 15 years until they parted ways professionally. Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara are Ben Stiller’s parents. During their marriage, the duo put their hard-earned investment money on a home in the Upper West Side, where they raised their family.
Jerry & Jessica Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld was one of the most famous comedians, thanks to his hit sitcom, Seinfeld. The wit of the script and the perfect casting led to one of the longest-running sitcoms still being watched even today. The actor met his now-wife, Jessica, in a crowded gym in New York. He worked up the courage to talk to her but got rejected until he came back to tell a joke. Although the two got along, there was one catch ― Jessica was just newly married at the time.
Jessica did separate from her husband and soon became Jessica Seinfeld in a quiet wedding ceremony. Many were delighted about the union because the couple looked great together. It doesn’t come as a surprise to know that the secret to their long-lasting marriage is laughter. They have three children between them, and it seems that the two are knowledgeable when it comes to investment planning as their net worth is still on the rise.
Jeffrey & Ina Garten
Ina Garten is one of the most successful chefs on TV, but she is also known for her marriage to her husband, Jeffrey, who pops in and out in her cooking show from time to time. However, not everyone knew how the couple met. Jeffrey told then in an interview that he first saw Ina Rosenberg from a window on Dartmouth College Library and pointed her out to his roommate. He later sent her a letter and his picture to pique Ina’s interest.
They tied the knot in 1968 and moved to North Carolina while Jeffrey enlisted in the Army. Ina did not pursue getting a degree but rather focused on preparing meals for her husband instead. She later pursued her passion for cooking with Jeffrey’s full support. Although the two did not have any children, they are very much in love, as evidenced by their decades’ long marriage.
Jean-Claude Van Damme & Gladys Portugues
Jean-Claude Van Damme and Gladys Portugues have been married for over 25 years and counting. Like every other couple in the world, Jean-Claude and Gladys have their fair share of ups and downs. In fact, they almost separated twice. However, this power couple fought against it because they are still deeply in love with each other. After all, these two love birds got married two times in a row.
This power couple first tied the knot in 1987 and raised a family with their two kids. However, The Muscles From Brussels actor and the former female bodybuilder separated in 1992 only to remarry in 1999. Love is sweeter the second time around because they are not about to let each other go. Jean-Claude and Gladys’ combined net worth is estimated to be approximately $35 million. They must have a financial advisor helping them take care of their assets.
Jay Leno & Mavis Elizabeth Nicholson-Leno
The former Tonight Show host, Jay Leno, is so in love with his gorgeous wife, Mavis Elizabeth Nicholson-Leno, a feminist and philanthropist. They have been married for 40-long-years, making them one of the strongest celebrity couples in the Hollywood industry.
From 1992 to 2014, Jay did not just do stand-up comedy. He also hosted NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In 2014, he got inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. While Jay was rising to stardom in entertainment, Mavis was equally busy as Jay as she worked very hard for women’s rights and other world issues. After all, opposites do attract. This lovely couple decided they did not want kids of their own. The four-decade-long couple has an estimated net worth of $350 million, which they spend on a lot of property investments all over the United States.
Jason Statham & Rosie Alice Huntington-Whiteley
Jason Statham and Rosie Alice Huntington-Whiteley are one of the hottest power couples in the entertainment industry. This beautiful pair have been together for almost ten years and is still going strong. For four years now, this couple has been engaged but has not announced any wedding plans yet. In June 2017, they welcomed their baby boy, Jack Oscar Statham. Considering his parents’ deep pockets, we’re confident that Jack already has all the necessary insurance covered by his mom and dad.
Rosie was only 16 years old when she started a career in modeling. Rosie sent her resume to Profile Models applying for the PR specialist position. However, when interviewed, she was asked to be a model. That allowed her to work with large companies. She had signed contracts with Ralph Lauren, DKNY, and Clique throughout her illustrious career. Jason, who is now 53, was a little late bloomer in the entertainment industry. He only began acting at 32 years old. During his youth, he focused more on being an athlete and was part of the British national diving team. They met back in 2010, and despite their 20 year age difference, they are making it work.
Jamie Lee Curtis & Christopher Guest
Elite Hollywood couple Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest are still very much in love with each other even after almost 37 years of marriage. They have a simple secret for a long-lasting marriage; they refuse to leave each other despite the ups and downs, a trait not many Hollywood couples share. This lovely couple shares two beautiful kids, Annie and Tom, who are both adopted. Today, the lovely couple has a shared net worth of $60 million. Their credit score is most likely excellent as well, with that kind of money in the bank.
It was 1984 when Jamie first spotted her now-husband while flipping through a Rolling Stone magazine. Christopher happens to be promoting his movie, Spinal Tap, on one of the pages. She pointed at him and told her friend she would marry him someday, and she did.
Jaleel White & Bridget Hardy
American actor Jaleel Ahmad White is one of the greatest comedians of all time. He got his college degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School Of Theater, Film, and Television. He is widely known for playing the role of Steve Urkel on the renowned television series Family Matters. The sitcom’s showrunners initially planned for the character to have a one-time guest appearance. However, he became an instant sensation, and the audience loved having him around. Today, Jaleel has a staggering net worth of $8 million with property investments in some parts of the United States.
Jaleel and Bridget Hardy may no longer be as sweet as before, but they share a beautiful daughter, Samaya White. She was born in 2009, and she is already 12 years old. As parents, Bridget, and Jaleel, are all about putting their daughter’s welfare first before anything else.
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith
One of Hollywood’s strongest celebrity couples will have to be Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith. Through ups and downs, they have stayed together. For almost 23 years, these love birds have stayed married and intend for it to stay that way.
Jada and Will met at the set of the famous nineties sitcom, The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air. Will was already the star of the show, while Jada was auditioning for a part. On December 21, 1997, New Year’s Eve, this power couple finally tied the knot. They may have gotten hitched, but they refuse to call themselves a married couple. To them, they are life partners. They share two celebrity kids, Jaden and Willow Smith, making their own names in the entertainment industry. The life partners alone have a total net worth of $370 million, but they could be worth more as a family with their kids joining the business. They must have a financial advisor who helps them oversee their jaw-dropping fortune.
Hugh Jackman & Deborra-Lee Furness
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness are still the biggest celebrity couples Hollywood has ever seen. For 24 years, these lovebirds have stayed married. Through thick and thin, they have stayed together. When Hugh met Deborra-Lee back in 1995, he was 100 percent sure that he wanted to be with her. Fortunately, Deborra felt the exact same way.
The couple first bumped into each other at the Australian television drama series Correlli which consisted of ten episodes where Hugh played a prisoner and Deborra-Lee played the psychologist helping him recover his memory. Hugh gushed about how a lot of people on set had a crush on his now-wife and how happy he felt when he got the chance to take her out on a date. With their combined net worth of $230 million, they must have the best home insurance for most of their properties.
Henry Winkler & Stacey Weitzman
No one can beat Henry Winkler and Stacey Weitzman’s longtime marriage. The Happy Days actor has been married to his gorgeous wife, Stacey since 1978, and has since become one of Hollywood’s most adored couples.
They first met when they crossed paths at a clothing store in Los Angeles back in the seventies. Henry was shopping for a sport coat at a local store, one of Stacy’s clients from the Public Relations company. They dated for a short while before finally tying the knot on May 5, 1978. They welcomed their daughter Zoe Emily Winkler two years after they got married. While their son, Max Winkler, was born in 1983. Their kids are all adults now, which meant they probably learned a thing or two about their wealthy parents’ financial planning. Not only that but they probably also learned a whole lot about love and marriage.
Grady Demond Wilson & Cicely Johnston
One of the best celebrity couples out there will have to include Grady Demond Wilson and Cicely Johnston. Unlike most Hollywood couples, they have been together for nearly five decades. These love birds are already parents to six beautiful and promising adult children.
The Hollywood power couple exchanged their vows on May 3, 1974. Forty-six years have gone by, and they are still going stronger than ever. Despite their prominence in the entertainment industry, they keep information about their family life under wraps, but we all know they are well and happy. Their net worth sits at around $2 million, with a couple of property investments all around the United States. Demond used to earn $50 thousand to $65 thousand for his acting appearances, but thanks to his sheer talent, he managed to carve out an influential name in the industry.
Gordon Ramsay & Tana Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay and Tana Ramsay have been married for 24 years now, and they are still head over heels in love with each other. According to Tana, Gordon is a lot kinder and warmer in reality than he is on television. As of 2020, the couple has a shared net worth of $220 million. They also have five children together, Megan who is 22; their 20-year-old twins, Holly and Jack, Tilly, who is 19 years old; and their baby boy Oscar. Given their wealth and fortune, we’re guessing that Gordon and Tana are teaching their kids a thing or two about financial planning.
The pair first met when they were both 18 years old back in 1992. Gordon was already attracted to her, but she was in a relationship with another man, who also happens to be Gordon’s close friend. However, when Tana ended things with her former boyfriend, Gordon was quick to take his shot. Now they are among the most popular married couple in the entertainment and culinary industry.
Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell
Hollywood power couple Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have one of the most iconic relationships celebrities have ever seen. Unlike couples who have been together for more than three decades, these love birds are not going to be tying the knot very soon. In fact, they are perfectly alright without getting married. In 2017, they both received a dual star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Goldie and Kurt have a total net worth of about $200 million, allowing them to purchase some of the most lavish property investments in California and other parts of the United States.
In 1966, this on-screen duo turned to real-life lovers after meeting on the Disney movie set for The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band. However, it wasn’t until 1983 that the two began dating, and the rest was history. They have been together for 36 years, and they are still madly in love with each other. They share four wonderful kids, Boston and Wyatt Russell, and Kate and Oliver Hudson.
George Clooney & Amal Ramzi Alamuddin
The next couple’s love story started as a whirlwind romance that turned to everlasting love. George Clooney is one of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities. He was also a massive heartthrob in his youth. However, it took the actor a little over fifty years to find love in the brilliant humanitarian lawyer Amal Ramzi Alamuddin. Despite the couple’s 26-year age difference, they are making everything work.
In July 2013, George and Amal met through their mutual friend when they were at the actor’s home at Lake Como. Then, by October of 2013, the pair started going out together. Amal was living in London when George invited her to come to visit him at Abbey Road Studios. They were only going out for six months when George proposed to Amal on April 28, 2014, with a 7-carat engagement ring. This wealthy couple tied the knot in September 2014 and have since shared a net worth valued at $550 million. The couple, no doubt, has the best home security system installed in their homes, given their wealth.
Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade
Age is just a number for one of the strongest couples in Hollywood, actress Gabrielle Union and basketball player, Dwyane Wade who have a 10-year age difference. They started dating back in 2008. Even though they briefly split up in 2013, these love birds still found their way back to each other.
Gabrielle and Dwyane got engaged in December 2013, and they eventually tied the knot in August 2014. They share one daughter, Kaavia James. She was born in November 2018 through a surrogate. With their combined net worth of $210 million, they must have a financial advisor who helps them oversee their fortunes. One of these lovely couple’s properties is their 8,650-square-foot Sherman Oaks Mediterranean style mansion built in 2017. They also own a 32.5-million-dollar Miami beach home, which is a 14,000-square-foot estate, giving their little girl more than enough space to run around in.
Eva Mendes & Ryan Gosling
Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are one of the most beautiful celebrity couples in Hollywood. They have been together for over nine years now, and they already share two wonderful children. Their daughters, six-year-old Esmeralda and four-year-old Amada, are their little bundles of joy. Eva and Ryan have even stated that they love being homebodies and spend time with their little girls.
Eva and Ryan’s story began in 2011 when they both starred in The Place Beyond the Pines. In June 2012, Eva met Ryan’s mother at her graduation in Toronto. In April 2015, Eva and Ryan worked together again in the 2014 fantasy drama titled Lost River. They just enjoy each other’s company. In fact, when Ryan won a Golden Globe Award, he dedicated and gave credit to his wife, Eva. Seeing how in love they are, we’re sure they’ll have a wonderful life ahead of them.
Eric Clapton & Melia McEnery
Eric Clapton is the only musician who got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times. He also won a staggering amount of Grammy Awards – winning 17 in total. He then became a lot happier when he tied the knot with Melia McEnery in a small church back in 2002, on New Year’s Day. They have been inseparable since then, and currently, they share three wonderful daughters who are all in their teens now.
It was in 1998 when McEnery met Clapton at a party she threw for her company, Armani, where she worked as a sales executive. When they got married after two years of dating, the ceremony doubled as baptism for their six-month-old daughter at the time, Julia Rose. This lovely couple may have a 31-year age gap, but age is just a number and they have been making it work for decades now. Clapton has a jaw-dropping net worth of $250 million that he shares with his wife. Among their many property investments, a mansion in Dublin is one of them.
Eric Braeden & Dale Russell Gudegast
Eric Braeden and Dale Russell Gudegast are just one example of Hollywood couples who have managed to weather all the challenges that come with celebrity relationships. They were wed back in 1966 and have stayed together since. The couple first met on the set of Combat, back in 1964. Initially, they developed a great friendship before it bloomed into something more. The pair spent the next two years getting to know each other, and then Braeden finally popped the question. They celebrated over 50 years of marriage in 2019 and to commemorate it, Gudegast shared a precious photo of the wedding dress she wore back in 1966.
The couple has one son together, Christian, who was born in 1970. Like his parents, he also works in the entertainment industry and has two children of his own. To their credit, Braeden and Gudegast make truly wonderful grandparents to their son’s kids.
Elton John & David Furnish
It was love at first sight for Sir Elton John and David Furnish, despite the significant age gap between them. The two first met back in 1993, during a time when John was simply looking to expand his social circle. He invited friends to dinner and Furnish was among the new acquaintances he was introduced to during that evening. As they say, first impressions last and Furnish certainly made a memorable one for John. Little did he know, the attraction between them was mutual.
Soon after, the two began appearing in public together and officially announced that they were indeed a pair. They married in 2014 and eventually had children of their own, Zachary Jackson and Elijah Joseph. John might have retired from music, but he and Furnish have more than enough investments to ensure a comfortable life for their family.
Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi
Our next couple has known each other for over 20 years and has been together for close to 17 years. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are admired by many people around the world for their courage and the way they freely express their love for each other. They made their relationship official at a time when LGBTQ relationships were still seen as taboo, which means that they were risking many things, including their livelihood. Before they were married in 2008, they were also two of the most vocal celebrities when it came to the legalization of LGBTQ marriages in California.
It’s easy to see the degree of love they have for each other, with de Rossi admitting that her wife had helped her be more confident in her sexuality. DeGeneres also confesses that her outlook on life had changed ever since they met.
Eddie Murphy & Paige Butcher
The thing with relationships is that some people simply don’t get it right the first, or even the second time. Comedian Eddie Murphy has had a few high-profile relationships over the years. While he may not have settled down with any of his previous girlfriends, he makes sure that his children will never need student loans in the future. His fiancée, Paige Butcher, will certainly attest to that. The two began dating back in 2012 but decided to keep their relationship low-key. It was also during this time that Butcher deleted all of her social media, to ensure maximum privacy.
Butcher is also an actress and the two met on the set of Big Momma’s House 2, after being introduced by Martin Lawrence. Since then, they have been inseparable. At present, the two have two lovely daughters named Izzy Oona and Max Charles.
Dr. Phil McGraw & Robin McGraw
Dr. Phil and his wife Robin McGraw have been married for over 40 years. Together, they have weathered many challenges, including the constant rumors about them separating. What keeps their union strong? Philanthropist and author Robin McGraw admits that it begins with knowing that no marriage is perfect. She says that both she and her husband constantly work on things, but that they also did their homework before they even tied the knot. Many of the lessons were taught to them by experience. After all, one cannot learn everything through online classes!
The couple got married in 1976, and three years later, they welcomed their first son Jay. He was followed by his younger brother Jordan, who was born seven years later. Now that their children are all grown up, the love remains strong between this couple. After all, their relationship has been tested and strengthened over time.
Dolly Parton & Carl Thomas Dean
What’s it like being married for over 50 years? For Dolly Parton and Carl Dean, it’s still as loving and fun as when they first got together! Like a scene out of a rom-com, the two first met outside the Wishy Washy Laundromat in Nashville. It was Parton’s first day in the city and the gorgeous blonde immediately caught Dean’s eye as he drove past her. Dean admitted that his first thought upon seeing her was, “I’m gonna marry that girl”. He’s a man of his word, that’s for sure.
When Parton was asked about what made their decades-long relationship work, the songstress said that she believes in “opposites attract”. The pair are like two sides of the same coin and always end up surprising each other. Aside from romance, these two are also a great team when it comes to investment planning. Just check out Dollywood if you need proof!
Denzel Washington & Pauletta Washington
Denzel Washington and his beautiful wife, Pauletta, have been married for close to 40 years. They are one of the most enduring couples in the industry, but if you ask the actor about the secret to their longevity, he’ll say that it is his wife who does most of the “heavy lifting”. The pair first met back in 1977, on the set of the made-for-TV film, Wilma. Since then, both of them have established themselves as major players in Hollywood. Washington has become an A-list star, but Pauletta isn’t far behind, either. She has received much credit and praise for her performances in Philadelphia and She’s Gotta Have It.
They got married in 1983 and have had four children since. John David, Katia, Olivia, and Malcolm are all grown up and making a name for themselves in the industry as well. With the support of their parents, we’re sure they’ll achieve great things.
David Bowie & Iman Abdulmajid
David Bowie and Iman Abdulmajid first met at a dinner party in 1990. At the time, she had just retired from her highly successful modeling job. It was her hairdresser who introduced the two of them together, and in that instant, Bowie knew that she was the one. In one of his older interviews, he recalls “My attraction to her was immediate and all-encompassing”. Needless to say, she had him under her spell.
This spell would last their entire lifetimes, however. The couple was wed in 1992 in a private ceremony in Switzerland. Their daughter Alexandria was born in 2000 and she only added to the palpable joy they already had in their lives. When Bowie passed in 2016, Abdulmajid vowed never to marry again and remains firm in her decision even today. Instead, she devotes her time and investments to their daughter, and toward maintaining Bowie’s philanthropic legacy.
David Beckham & Victoria Beckham
Our next high-profile couple has been married for over two decades, raised four beautiful children together, and still looks as youthful as ever. David and Victoria Beckham first met at a charity football match in Manchester. Since they got together, the two have never been shy about sharing their relationship with the public. After a year of dating, the two announced that they were engaged and planned on marrying soon. A few months before they were set to wed, however, they welcomed their eldest child, Brooklyn.
The pair have always had the spotlight on them. Nicknamed Posh and Becks by the media, the couple has managed to overcome many of the challenges brought about by their superstar status. Fortunately, it only served to make their bond stronger. At present, they have four children together, and thanks to their hard work, these kids will never worry about student loans in the future.
Danny Devito & Rhea Perlman
Danny Devito and Rhea Perlman have one of the most enduring and interesting relationships in Hollywood. The two currently live separately but have no plans of officially separating. In fact, they are as close as any married couple can be. Perlman once talked about her relationship with Devito in an interview, saying that neither of them sees a need to get lawyers involved while they are separated. She also reiterated that maintaining this level of friendship isn’t difficult at all for them. Why? Not only do they have three wonderful children together, but they also have utmost love and respect for each other.
It may not be your typical union, but we can’t help but see them as relationship goals as well. While they had their fair share of struggles, both are in a really good place now. Devito says that they are very close and are friends. In the end, what matters is that everybody in their family is happy.
Daniel Craig & Rachel Weisz
Despite the fact that they have been married for over a decade, many are still surprised to learn that the actors Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz actually tied the knot! The two have been good friends for years, but it wasn’t until 2010 when romance bloomed between the two. This was followed by their appearance in the film Dream House as a married couple. Who would have thought that just a year after wrapping up the movie, they would actually wed in real life? It was a very intimate celebration, with their respective children and just two of their closest friends to witness the event.
Since then, Daniel and Rachel have mostly kept hush about their marriage. They have one child together and have maintained a low-profile life, so we’re sure they also have the best home security system for their residence in the UK. Their relationship is one that’s undoubtedly aspirational.
Cyndi Lauper & David Thornton
Singer Cyndi Lauper and actor David Thornton have been married for close to three decades. Throughout this time, however, this high-profile couple managed to keep their personal lives separate from their careers. Perhaps this is also one of the reasons why they have stayed together for so long. In an interview, Lauper referred to Thornton as her best friend and described him as being incredibly creative. Even in the beginning, she knew that he was the person she wanted to share her whole life with. The couple was married in 1991. Though their relationship might seem idyllic, they have also managed to surpass many challenges along the way.
When asked about the secret to their longevity, Lauper says that they are constantly working on their union. Aside from having a great degree of love for each other, they always find solutions for everything instead of simply giving up.
Cristiano Ronaldo & Georgina Rodriguez
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most famous athletes in the world today. Not only is he a star player, but he is also one of the most in-demand endorsers for many different brands. While he remains squarely in the public eye, the athlete still manages to keep his personal relationships private. This is why little is known about his current partner, Georgina Rodriguez. According to reports, the two first met in Madrid, where Rodriguez was working as a shop assistant at a Gucci store. There were sparks between them during that first meeting, and a relationship progressed steadily for the two.
In fact, Ronaldo was more than willing to make compromises just to spend time with Rodriguez—including donning on a disguise! Fortunately, they no longer need to be secretive. Instead, this couple has been spending most of their time investment planning for their daughter, who was born in 2015.
Courteney Cox & Johnny McDaid
Courteney Cox and her fiancé Johnny McDaid prove that long-distance relationships can work. The people involved simply have to make an effort towards ensuring that it does. Whether that be spending quality time talking over the phone or taking out loans to fly to where their partner is, it’s dedication and communication that bridge the gap.
The celebrity pair first met nearly eight years ago, after British singer Ed Sheeran introduced them. According to Cox, it changed her life forever. In the course of their relationship, these two have flown back and forth, from Los Angeles to Ireland, just to spend time with each other. They have worked on various creative projects together, including directing and producing the soundtrack for the film Just Before I Go. While the two have no plans of marrying any time soon, it’s clear that the arrangement they have works for them!
Cindy Crawford & Rande Gerber
Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber were married in 1998. In the over two decades that they have been together, the couple has gone through a lot. Of course, it wasn’t always a struggle, and their union was also blessed with two lovely children. Presley Walker and Kaia Jordan are all grown up and keenly following in their mother’s footsteps. Considering that they have had one of the most lasting marriages in Hollywood, we’re sure many people wonder what their secret is. According to Crawford, she thinks it’s the fact that they were friends before they became lovers.
Aside from this, the supermodel also said that they always maintain respect—even when they disagree on matters such as parenting, personal life, money management, and so on. On top of that, the two keep the romance alive in their relationship by having regular date nights!
Christopher Walken & Georgianne Walken
It’s widely assumed that if two high-profile people in the entertainment industry become an item, it’s only a matter of time before the news breaks. However, this is not the case for Christopher Walken and his wife, Georgianne. They first encountered in 1963 while on a West Side Story cinema performance tour and married six years later in 1969. She, like Christopher, is a performer, and they played an on-stage pair in the show, which I would have liked to see.
In relation to the stage, Christopher and Georgianne appeared together on the big screen in 1983’s Brainstorm, where she played Wendy Abramson. Sadly, they don’t have any children together. Christopher attributes this to his ability to work so much and so steadily over the years. While Christopher and Georgianne do not have children, they are parents in another way: they have two cats named Flapjack and Bowtie, and their investments indeed paid off as they’re still going strong and are as happy as ever.
Christopher Plummer & Elaine Taylor
Christopher Plummer passed away in 2021 after a lifetime of hard work and a bunch of credits and accolades. His daughter, actress Amanda Plummer, and his wife, Elaine Taylor, endured the Sound of Music star’s death. In his later years, Plummer spoke longingly of his marriage. Taylor had previously appeared in sketch comedy TV shows in her native England, including The Benny Hill Show and The Lance Percival Show, before meeting Plummer. She made her film debut as Bond girl Peg in the 1967 007 parody Casino Royale. Taylor also appeared in Half a Sixpence, a musical comedy.
Taylor and Plummer interacted on the set of the 1969 British comedy Lock Up Your Daughters, in which Plummer played Lord Foppington and Taylor played Cloris. In 1970, they married. Plummer and Taylor celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in October 2020. With such a long and successful marriage, some have wondered what the secret is. As it turns out, it’s a fairly well-worn cliché. “She’s my best friend,” the actor said back on their 45th wedding anniversary.
Charlotte Gainsburg & Yvan Attal
Would you believe that this couple has now lasted nearly 30 years? Yvan Attal, who turned 55 on January 4, and Charlotte Gainsbourg is a special pair in the world of cinema. Charlotte and Yvan couple have collaborated on numerous projects since their first film together titled In the Eyes of the World, which was released in 1991. Charlotte, who was 19 at the time and had recently lost her father, threw herself headfirst into this relationship. She and Yvan had blended in together swiftly. Since then, their investment in time and patience with each other paid off and have resulted in them still going strong.
They appear to have never lost their mutual tenderness despite having worked on many films apart. In fact, the two actors are partners on the red carpet as well as in real life. Currently, Charlotte and Yvan share three children: Ben, who was born in 1997, Alice in 2002, and Joe in 2011. What is their secret, you may ask? The couple’s advantage is that their relationship is simple. In their three decades together, the lovebirds have been hidden from prying eyes and the buzz of the tabloid.
Camilla Cabello & Shawn Mendes
If you pay attention to celebrity relationships, you’re probably aware of how serious Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s romance is. Even though they’ve only been dating for a little over a year, the pair is clearly in love. They’ve even begun to plan their future together! In case you’re wondering, the singers first met in the early 2010s and developed a strong friendship. They became closer as they spent more time together doing song collaborations and eventually realized they had feelings for each other.
Since beginning their relationship, the couple has not been afraid to flaunt their blossoming romance in public. Mendes and Cabello have not shied away from expressing their emotions for one another in their music as well. From filming steamy music videos together to writing pop hits about their love lives, the pair has proven that they are madly in love. Mendes even admitted that he and Cabello are both hopeless romantics, especially when it comes to writing songs. He credits her as an inspiration in many of his works.
Cameron Diaz & Benji Madden
Celebrity marriages are notoriously short-lived, but Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden don’t appear to be losing their passion anytime soon. As a result, observers are undoubtedly curious as to why Diaz and Madden’s relationship investment works so well. The celebrities first met at a charity basketball game in 2004. Diaz was dating Justin Timberlake at the time, so she and Madden didn’t spend much time together.
In 2014, they bumped into each other again when Diaz hosted a barbecue. The Charlie’s Angels actress invited socialite Nicole Richie and her husband, Joel Madden. In turn, Joel invited his twin brother Benji to tag along. Shortly after the get-together, the pair began dating. Because they are both private individuals, they tried to keep their relationship hidden from fans and the media. As of late, Diaz and Madden’s relationship appears to be going well. The couple has shared tidbits of information about their marriage over the years, including why they believe things have gone so well for them. Diaz feels nurtured around him, for one. It cannot also be denied that their chemistry is palpable!
Bruce Springsteen & Patti Scialfa
Bruce Springsteen has been a part of the music industry for nearly 50 years. It’s a rare sight in music. Not only did he reach the top of the charts and get many accolades and credits, but the musician also moves and inspires millions with his songwriting prowess. Patti Scialfa, his wife, is the driving force behind this great artist. She’s a musical prodigy in her own right, and it’s endearing to see how their relationship developed. Many have come to know Scialfa as Mrs. Bruce Springsteen— but that’s not all she has to offer. Unknown to many, she has also released her own music in the form of a solo album titled 23rd Street Lullaby. Springsteen helped contribute guitar and keyboard accompaniments to the album, which was ultimately produced by Scialfa.
Talking about how they found each other, Scialfa first met Springsteen at the Stone Pony, Asbury Park’s famous music club, in the early 1980s. A year after meeting, she began touring with him. Four years later, they were photographed on a Rome balcony, declaring their relationship. Springsteen and Scialfa then married in 1988, had three children, and settled in Rumson, New Jersey— and the rest is rock and roll history.
Bono & Alison Hewson
Paul Hewson, better known as Bono, met his future wife Ali Hewson when they were teenagers in Dublin. He wasn’t the lead singer of one of the most successful bands in history at the time, so he had to rely on his natural charms to win her over. The singer insinuated it was love at first sight for him, but his lady love was not so quick to give him her heart. Bono and Ali’s first date finished with the frontman walking her to the bus stop— and she ended up being his beloved wife a few years later.
Ali is a successful businesswoman and has multiple investments in her name. The woman may not be a household name, and she may not have written amazing songs that people cherish, but she co-founded two ethical businesses: Nude Skincare and the EDUN fashion line. The singer admitted that he realized he clings to his wife more than she clings to him. It bothers Bono because he wishes she wasn’t as independent as she is. At the end of the day, however, we need to see more strong independent women taking charge of their own lives. Ali Hewson is a prime example that one can both be a devoted wife and a successful career person.
Bob Eubanks & Deborah James
Bob Eubanks, the host of The Newlywed Game, has an interesting personal life. In 1969, he married his first wife, Irma Brown. The couple raised three children together: sons Corey and Trace as well as daughter Theresa. Bob remained devoted to Irma until her passing in 2002. However, the famous host did not remain a widower for long, as he remarried in 2004.
Bob and Deborah James demonstrated that age is not an impediment to true love. As it turns out, Deborah is 29 years younger than her famous husband, but they don’t seem to mind. They met at work because Deborah is a well-known event producer in the United States. The two lovebirds simply clicked, and it didn’t take long for them to understand they belonged together. The couple married in a private ceremony in 2004. Their happy marriage eventually bore them a son named Noah. Still living in wedded bliss, Bob and Deborah are such a charming couple, and their investments in the relationship were certainly worth it. If you ask us, he definitely struck gold with her.
Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds
The beloved internet couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds met while filming the movie Green Lantern back in 2010. They didn’t begin dating until 2011, though. While the pair tends to keep their private life away from the peering eyes of the masses, we still know a fair degree about their love story, from their shocking first date to their secret wedding, and even up until the births of their three daughters: four-year-old James, two-year-old Inez, and 13-month-old Betty.
Even before the official announcement of the A-list lovebird’s relationship, fans have already speculated Blake and Ryan to be a couple. This came after the actress was seen leaving Ryan’s apartment on the weekend of his birthday. A month after their relationship announcement, the couple was then spotted in Utah over the Thanksgiving holiday. Not to mention, they even celebrated Christmas together in Vancouver with Ryan’s family. Their secret union was held on September 9, 2012, in South Carolina, and ever since then, they’ve been working on creating one big, happy family.
Bill Cosby & Camille Cosby
Bill and Camille Cosby have been married for more than half a century and are parents to a big family of five children. Camille tends to avoid public life but has been active in her husband’s business as a manager. She even involves herself in academia, having written papers and earning herself a master’s degree, which was then followed by a Ph.D. in 1992. The woman was dubbed as a “shrewd businesswoman” by the media due to her toughness when it comes to business dealings. Bill even joked that people would rather deal with him than his wife.
Despite Bill’s guilty verdict and ongoing legal battle on cases, Camille has been defending and supporting her husband for years. To this day, the couple still remains strong and happily married— facing every hurled challenge together.
Beyonce & Jay Z
Beyoncé and Jay-Z are no strangers to the spotlight. Despite being one of the most well-known husband-and-wife duos in the world, the Carters have successfully kept most of their private life away from the preening eyes of the media. However, there are some scoops that make the headlines from time to time. Some examples include when they had their first date at the celebrity-famous restaurant Nobu and their secret wedding held on April 4, 2008. On top of this, the Internet is quite up-to-date about every musical collaboration they have and even the birth of their three children.
Beyoncé and Jay Z first met in 200 but didn’t begin dating until 2001. Not much is known about their early relationship, but Beyoncé once revealed that the pair first met when she was just 18. The pair’s love story started on the plane they were boarding to Cancun for the MTV Spring Break festival. Since then, the couple has been going strong. Now, they are proud parents to eight-year-old Blue Ivy as well as three-year-old twins, Sir and Rumi. Given their folks’ multi-million net worth, these kids undoubtedly won’t have to make loans or work a day in their lives!
James Bolin & Barbra Streisand
James Brolin and Barbra Streisand are known as one of Hollywood’s biggest power couples. What many might now know, though, was that before the two of them got together more than two decades ago, they have been unlucky at love first. Both had marriages prior to meeting each other. Brolin had been married twice before Streisand, and to say that the two of them were a match made in heaven would be quite the understatement.
The celebrity pair first met when they were set up at a party, and they immediately hit off with sparks of electricity flying in their eyes. Their first date was on July 1, 1996, and it went so well that they talked until 3 in the morning— that was when their love truly started to blossom. To this date, James and Barbra have been married for 21 years, and it’s no secret that this relationship would last until the end of time!
Barbara Eden & Jon Eicholtz
Barbara Eden and Jon Eicholtz tied the knot in 1991, and to this day, they are still happily together. With almost three decades down the line, the couple hasn’t forgotten their vows. Before their fateful encounter, though, many could recall how the female singer had lived through two divorces and contacted several lawyers.
The first being her two-year marriage with Michael Ansara, while her second one was a five-year union with Charles Donald. Nine years after she divorced her second husband, the songstress finally found the love of her life in architect Jon Eicholtz. Although the pair has no kids, they’ve proven well enough that each other’s company is plenty good and that they’re solid soulmates. As proof, the couple has spent the last decade traveling as well as meeting new people and places— celebrating their love wherever they go.
Anthony Hopkins & Stella Arroyave
When Anthony Hopkins met Stella Arroyave back in 2001, he was still married to his second wife, Jennifer Lynton. Although, news has spread that Anthony and his previous wife were starting to drift apart years before meeting Stella. Attorneys finalized the separation in 2002, cutting off an entire 29 years of marriage.
Hopkins has since then been wary of his relationships, shutting himself away from the rest of the world. The veteran actor was hard to reach, but this certainly wasn’t a hurdle to Arroyave. She was able to get through, dancing up to him with a bright smile, warm aura, and bubbling positivity. Since then, Anthony had been hooked on Stella. The couple is now living their life in “non-expectation” and glued to each other’s side for as long as fate will let them.
Anthony Anderson & Alvina Stewart
This couple dates back way into their high school years. Now, Anthony Anderson and Alvina Stewart have been married for over 25 years, and the actor even refers to his wife as his “queen.” Anthony’s on-screen character from the hit show, black-ish, isn’t far from his true persona. Like his character, Dre Johnson, Anthony is a doting husband to his wife and a loving father to his two children, Kyra and Nathan.
The couple lives a private life; however, their relationship made headlines when Alvina filed for separation in 2015. According to some, the couple had already begun to drift apart starting in 2014. By 2017, they thankfully had rekindled their bond and even showed it to the public. One proof would be when Anthony was fixing his wife’s shoe in front of the cameras during the red carpet at the 2018 SAG awards. To this day, the couple is still together and is holding strong to their bond. To a certain degree, we’re glad to see that they have made it through a rough patch!
Anne Hathaway & Adam Shulman
Other than being a versatile actress, Anne Hathaway is also well-known for keeping her family life a closely guarded secret. While there are not many personal details available about Anne’s love life, we do know that she is smitten with her equivalently mysterious husband, Adam Shulman. Anne and Adam met at the Palm Springs Film Festival through a common acquaintance. Soon after, the Princess Diaries star revealed to a mutual friend that she was planning to marry Adam. However, the fallout with her former partner Raffaello Follieri was impeding their relationship. As it turned out, the Italian businessman was a con-man. In 2008, he was charged on 14 cases. For context, the fraudster formulated a scheme to fund his extravagant lifestyle with investments from his charities.
Anne was taken aback by how well people and the media treated her after the issue exploded. She was concerned that her personal relationships would suffer as a result. Despite the horrific incident, the actress longed to move on and focus her love on Schulman. In September 2012, Adam and Anne married in a private ceremony in Big Sur, California. With that dark past now behind her, Anne is deeply grateful for Adam’s positive influence in her life.
Angela Basset & Courtney B. Vance
Real love is difficult to find in Hollywood, but Angela Bassett was lucky enough to have met Courtney B. Vance. The actress and her longtime partner have been riding high for years, and nothing seems to be getting in the way of their everlasting love. The couple’s journey began in the 1980s at the Yale School of Drama. It wasn’t love at first sight, and Courtney was actually in a relationship with another woman at the time. Fortunately, when they reconnected more than a decade later, their friendship blossomed into a romance.
The couple officially dated for three years before getting married in 1997. Sadly, Angela and Courtney struggled to have children over the next decade, and after multiple rounds of failed IVF, the husband and wife were prompted to try making an investment in surrogacy. The couple’s wish was granted in January 2006, when they embraced their twins Bronwyn and Slater. Since then, Angela has been enjoying her new role as a mother while maintaining the unbreakable bond she has with her handsome husband.
Amy Adams & Darren Le Gallo
Amy Adams is one of today’s most competent actresses, having many awards and credits under her name. It looks like she does not only fare well in the Hollywood industry but in the love department as well. The Enchanted lead actress is celebrating her sixth wedding anniversary with her husband, Darren Le Gallo, this year. In case you’re wondering, Darren Le Gallo, like Adams, is an actor. His first role was as a young teenager in two episodes of the HBO series Six Feet Under. The love of acting, as you might expect, brought Adams and Le Gallo together. They met in an acting class in 2001, according to The Guardian.
The couple got engaged in 2008, but their engagement surprisingly lasted seven years. They finally exchanged vows in 2015. Adams stated that this was due to her becoming overly busy, and it is true that this was around the time when her career was really taking off. Adams and Le Gallo had a daughter, Aviana, two years into their marriage. Now, Aviana is 11 years old, and we’re curious to know if the pair plans on giving her a sibling anytime soon!
Alan Alda & Arlene Alda
Alan Alda, the veteran M*A*S*H actor, and his wife Arlene have been married for over six decades. She attributes their long marriage to one subject: a short-term memory. The actor was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease five years ago, and he spent the four years that followed working as if nothing had transpired. Alan has been supported by his wife, as well as his three adult daughters— from his rise to prominence to his toughest times up until the resurgence of his acting credits in Hollywood in recent years.
Here’s all we know about the ever-loyal and mysterious Arlene Weiss. The woman was a musician, photographer, and writer in the past. She wanted to become a clarinetist, so she joined the Houston Symphony under Leopold Stokowski’s direction. Then, Arlene met Alan, then a struggling actor, at a Manhattan party. They became friends after a rum cake fell off the top of a refrigerator, and they ended up eating it off the flooring, much to the enjoyment of the hostess. Arlene gave up her aspirations of becoming a musician to raise their children: Eve, Elizabeth, and Beatrice after they married in 1957. Although things did not go according to plan for the budding artist, it all turned out for the better as she now enjoys a peaceful life with her loving family.
Adam Sandler & Jackie Sandler
Adam Sandler has had a lot going on over the years. The talented comedian has won many accomplishments and sports numerous movie credits in his name. Despite his ridiculously busy schedule, Adam has managed to keep his marriage strong to his wife, Jackie Sandler. On top of that, he also makes sure to spend time with his two kids.
We all know that Adam first found great success with his movies Happy Gilmore and The Waterboy. Jackie, meanwhile, was a model and actress looking to catch a break when she was chosen for the minor role of a waitress in an Adam Sandler film called Big Daddy. The two then started dating after the film’s release. Not too long after that, the couple got engaged. On June 22, 2003, they tied the knot at Dick Clark’s oceanfront Malibu estate. Now, Adam and Jackie have been raising their two daughters in Los Angeles, California.