Long-lasting celebrity couples

Long-lasting celebrity couples

08/30/2022
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This might come as a surprise, but not every Hollywood couple gets hitched and then splits in record-breaking time. Some duos — get this! — actually stay together long enough to, you know, learn each other’s middle names. Wonderwall.com rounded up some of the celebrity couples who’ve bucked the stereotype, starting with these two… Talk about a real-life fairy tale love story! Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar met on the set of 1997’s “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” built a solid friendship and then started dating three years later. The “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” actress and the “She’s All That” heartthrob tied the knot 20 years ago on Sept. 1, 2002. They later welcomed two kids: daughter Charlotte and son Rocky.

Keep reading for more famous couples who’ve beat the odds in Tinseltown…

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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson met in the early ’80s when she guest starred on his sitcom “Bosom Buddies” while he was married to his first wife, Samantha Lewes. They reconnected on the set of the 1985 movie “Volunteers,” married in 1988 and later welcomed sons Chet Hanks and Truman Hanks.

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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill met back in the mid-’90s when they both played the Country Radio Seminar’s New Faces show. Faith soon joined Tim on tour as his opening act. They fell in love and married in 1996. The county music power couple later welcomed daughters Gracie, Maggie and Audrey.

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David Beckham and Victoria Beckham started dating in 1997, married in 1999 and now have four beautiful children together: daughter Harper Beckham and sons Brooklyn Beckham, Romeo Beckham and Cruz Beckham.

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Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn — who both had small parts in the 1968 musical “The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band” — fell for each other hard and fast while shooting the romantic WWII drama “Swing Shift” in 1983. They’ve been together ever since, though they never tied the knot. They welcomed one son together, actor Wyatt Russell, and Kurt raised Goldie’s two older children — actors Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson — as his own.

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Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart met at the 2002 Golden Globes and clicked immediately in spite of their 22-year age difference. They married eight years later in June 2010. (Harrison adopted the son, Liam, that Calista adopted as a single parent a year before they started dating.)

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Meryl Streep’s husband, sculptor Don Gummer, has pulled off quite the impressive feat: In spite of the fact that he’s been married to one of Hollywood’s most celebrated actress since 1978, he’s managed to keep an incredibly low profile over the years. The duo share four children: actor-musician Henry Wolfe and actresses Mamie Gummer, Grace Gummer and Louisa Jacobson.

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Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick met through her older brothers on the New York theater scene in the early ’90s and started dating in 1992. They tied the knot five years later and have since welcomed three children: son James Wilkie and twin daughters Loretta and Tabitha.

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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have weathered many major rough patches — including a 2015 separation during which she infamously had a romantic “entanglement” with another man — since they tied the knot in 1997. Yet the duo — who share son Jaden Smith and daughter Willow Smith — are still going strong!

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Elton John met husband David Furnish at a dinner party in 1993 and, as he told Parade in 2010, “fell in love very quickly.” They tied the knot in 2014 and have since welcomed two sons: Elijah and Zachary.

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Denzel Washington met wife Pauletta Washington on the set of the very first film he ever made: a 1977 made-for-TV movie about Olympic runner Wilma Rudolph. They reconnected a year later when they ran into each other at a play, started dating and tied the knot in 1983. They went on to welcome four kids: twins Olivia and Malcolm, daughter Katia and “BlacKkKlansman” actor John David Washington.

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Hugh Jackson fell for Deborra-lee Furness when they co-starred in the 1995 Australian miniseries “Correlli.” They tied the knot in 1996 and have since adopted two children together: son Oscar and daughter Ava.

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Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon first connected when they co-starred in the 1988 drama “Lemon Sky.” They tied the knot the same year the film debuted and later welcomed two kids: musician Travis Bacon and “Mare of Easttown” actress Sosie Bacon.

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Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos met on the set of “All My Children” in 1995 and eloped in Las Vegas the following year. They later welcomed three children: daughter Lola and sons Michael and Joaquin.

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LL Cool J met his future wife, Simone Johnson, in 1987 when he was still just a teenager. They tied the knot in 1995 and later welcomed four children: son Najee and daughters Italia, Samaria and Nina.

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Scandalous! Sting and Trudie Styler got together while he was still married to his first wife, Frances Tomelty, who’s been described as Trudie’s friend and neighbor. The rocker separated from Frances in 1982 and married Trudie a decade later in August 1992. Fortunately, their union has survived its scandalous origins. They later welcomed four children: Mickey, Eliot, Jake and Giacomo.

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Sharon Osbourne met Ozzy Osbourne when she was just 18. (Her father managed his band, Black Sabbath.) They married in 1982 and have since weathered more than their fair share of trials and tribulations — from brushes with death to infidelity scandals and everything in between. Despite all the drama, the duo — who share son Jack Osbourne and daughters Kelly Osbourne and Aimee Osbourne — are still going strong today. They celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in the summer of 2022.

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Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon might be “Hungry Like the Wolf,” but his model wife knows how to appease his appetite. Simon and Yasmin Le Bon have been together since his New Wave band made it big in the early ’80s. They tied the knot in 1985 and went on to welcome three daughters: Amber Rose, Saffron Sahara and Tallulah Pine.

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Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan hit it off in 1985 when she had a 13-episode stint on “Family Ties” playing his character’s love interest. They tied the knot in 1988 and later welcomed four children: son Sam and daughters Aquinnah, Schuyler and Esme.

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Rob Lowe and Sheryl Berkoff tied the knot in 1991 and later welcomed two sons: Matthew and John.

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Hot for teacher? Steve Carell and comedian Nancy Carell — who met when she took his improvisation class at the Second City in Chicago — married in 1995 and later welcomed two children together: daughter Elisabeth and son John.

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Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham — who’ve made it clear they have no plans to tie the knot — have been an item since 1986!

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Annette Bening and Warren Beatty — who was known for his luck with the ladies at the time — first connected when they co-starred in the 1991 crime-drama “Bugsy.” They tied the knot a year after the film debuted. The A-list actors later welcomed four children: Stephen, Benjamin, Isabel and Ella.

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Jeff Bridges met wife Susan Geston while he was filming the 1975 Western “Rancho Deluxe” at the North Dakota ranch where she worked at the time. They tied the knot in 1977 and later welcomed three daughters: Isabelle, Jessie and Hayley.

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Jon Bon Jovi and his high school sweetheart, Dorothea Hurley, eloped in Las Vegas in 1989. They later welcomed four children: daughter Stephanie and sons Jake, Jesse and Romeo.

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Ricky Gervais and Jane Fallon — who’ve made it clear they have no plans to tie the knot — have been an item since 1982, when they met at University College of London.

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Cate Blanchett met playwright and screenwriter Andrew Upton in the mid-’90s and married him in late 1997. The Aussies later welcomed four children: sons Dashiell, Roman and Ignatius and adopted daughter Edith.

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Jamie Lee Curtis and filmmaker Christopher Guest tied the knot in late 1984 following a whirlwind courtship of just a few months. They later adopted two kids: Annie and Ruby.

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Dustin Hoffman married his second wife, Lisa, all the way back in 1980. They share four children: sons Jacob and Maxwell and daughters Rebecca and Alexandra.

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Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw — who connected when he directed her in 1984’s “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” — tied the knot in 1991. They each had a child from a previous relationship and also raised five more kids, both biological and adopted, together: daughters Sasha, Mikaela and Destry plus sons Theo and Sawyer.

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Chris O’Donnell married former schoolteacher Caroline Fentress in 1997. They later welcomed five children: sons Christopher, Charles and Finley and daughters Lily and Maeve.

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Maya Rudolph and filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson have been an item since 2001. Though the “Saturday Night Live” alum frequently refers to the Oscar-nominated writer-director as her husband, they never tied the knot. The duo share four kids: son Jack and daughters Minnie, Pearl and Lucille.

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Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova met in late 2001 on the set of his “Escape” music video. They started dating not long after that and have been going strong ever since. The super-private pair welcomed twins, Nicholas and Lucy, in 2017 and added another daughter, Mary, to their brood in 2020.  

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“The Princess Bride” actor Wallace Shawn and writer Deborah Eisenberg have been an item since the ’70s. The duo never married or welcomed children.

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Beyonce and JAY-Z started dating around the time they collaborated on the 2002 track “’03 Bonnie & Clyde” when she was just 19. They tied the knot in 2008, welcomed three children — Blue Ivy Carter and twins Sir and Rumi — weathered an extremely public cheating scandal and are still going strong after all these years.

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It’s a true anomaly in the world of reality television: Kyle Richards and her husband, Mauricio Umansky, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in 2021. The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” stars tied the knot in 1996 and welcomed three daughters together: Alexia, Sophia and Portia.

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Samuel L. Jackson married his college sweetheart, LaTanya Richardson, in 1980 — a full decade into their relationship! They welcomed daughter Zoe two years after they said “I do.”

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Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin tied the knot in 1997 and later welcomed two daughters: models Delilah Belle Hamlin and Amelia Gray Hamlin. If their marriage can survive a stint on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” the soap star and the Emmy-nominated “Mad Men” alum can basically survive anything!

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Northwestern University dropout Julia Louis-Dreyfus married her college sweetheart, Brad Hall, in 1987. The “Seinfeld” star and her multi-talented hubby later welcomed two sons: Henry and Charles.

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Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance — who first crossed paths in the early ’80s while they were studying at Yale — didn’t start dating for another decade. They tied the knot in 1997 and later welcomed twins: son Slater and daughter Bronwyn.










































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