21 Famous Couples That Are Still Together
Celebrities and those of famous ilk often receive everything from awards to critical acclaim and public notoriety, but one accomplishment that may not come to mind is the honor of a longterm relationship or marriage. Because any famous relationship that lasts longer than a few years is considered a marvel, we've rounded up some of the most beloved couples that are still together. With anniversaries ranging from diamond to tin, here are the best celebrity couples whose real-life love stories rival those fabled in fiction.
QUEEN ELIZABETH II AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH
The Queen and her husband, Prince Philip celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary in November 2018, the longest marriage of any British sovereign. After the two met at the Royal Navy College, they began exchanging letters, and were married in Westminster Abbey in 1947.
KIRK DOUGLAS AND ANNE BUYDENS
Hollywood icon Kirk Douglas and his former publicist, Anne Buydens, have been married for 64 years. Despite Buydens initially declining the movie star's dinner invitation(in favor of scrambled eggs), the two eventually married and had two children together.
INA AND JEFFREY GARTEN
The celebrity chef and everyone's favorite Barefoot Contessa regular, Jeffrey Garten, will have been married for 50 years as of December 2018. After they met while Ina was visiting her brother at Dartmouth College, they kept in touch through letters and were married in 1968.
MERYL STREEP AND DON GUMMER
Meryl Streep has received awards and accolades throughout her film career but when it comes to her
GOLDIE HAWN AND KURT RUSSELL
Although they're not technically married, we'll make an exception for Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. After all, they're
OPRAH WINFREY AND STEDMAN GRAHAM
The couple have been together for 32 years and although they never married, they remain life-long partners. Recently, Stedman stepped out and supported Oprah as she received the Cecil B. DeMille award at the 2018 Golden Globes.
TOM FORD AND RICHARD BUCKLEY
Fashion designer Tom Ford and his journalist husband, Richard Buckley, have been together for 32 years. The two met through a mutual friend on New
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS AND BRAD HALL
After first meeting as student actors at Northwestern University, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brad Hall became co-stars on Saturday Night Live. The comedy couple have now been married for 31 years and have two sons.
TOM HANKS AND RITA WILSON
The Hollywood golden couple, Hanks and Wilson met when she appeared on Hanks's show Bosom Buddies —and they recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.
STING AND TRUDIE STYLER
Trudie Styler and Sting have been married for 25 years and although the two usually keep their relationship private, the singer recently revealed the secret for their long marriage to People Magazine, "We love each other–which is a given!–but we also like each other."
HUGH JACKMAN AND DEBORA-LEE FURNESS
Hugh Jackman and his wife Debora Lee-Furness met on the set of an Australian TV show and he knew instantly the two would marry– four months later he proposed. The two have now been married for 22 years and live together in New York City.
LESLIE MANN AND JUDD APATOW
They say laughter brings people together and clearly it worked for film producer Judd Apatow and actress Leslie Mann. The power couple has been married for 21 years.
SARAH JESSICA PARKER AND MATTHEW BRODERICK
As we watched Sarah Jessica Parker navigate through dating life in New York City as Carrie Bradshaw, a real love story was playing out behind-the-scenes with her now-husband-of-21-years, Matthew Broderick. The two met as theater actors and married in a surprise ceremony six years later. Although her relationships on Sex and the City were fictional, one love affair remained true–the couple still live in the West Village of New York City with their three children.
WILL SMITH AND JADA PINKETT SMITH
After 21 years of marriage, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith don't call each other married anymore– but
CINDY CRAWFORD AND RANDE GERBER
The supermodel and businessman celebrated their 20th anniversary in May 2018. Gerber also recently sold Casamigos, his tequila company that he co-owned with George Clooney, for a $1 billion.
VICTORIA AND DAVID BECKHAM
When Posh Spice and Manchester's star player married in 1999, they instantly became the 'it couple' of the
PRINCE EDWARD AND SOPHIE COUNTESS OF WESSEX
Despite the long marriage of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip, her youngest son, Prince Edward, is the only child of hers that has not divorced. Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex were married 19 years ago in the same chapel at Windsor castle that both Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie had their weddings in 2018. The couple are both working royals and have two children, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn.
CATHERINE ZETA-JONES AND MICHAEL DOUGLAS
Perhaps the Douglas family holds the secret for long-lasting marriages in Hollywood– following in his father Kirk's footsteps, Michael Douglas and wife Catherine Zeta-Jones have been happily married for 18 years.
JULIA ROBERTS AND DANNY MODER
Julia Roberts and her cinematographer husband, Danny Moder keep their
FELICITY HUFFMAN AND WILLIAM H. MACY
Actors Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy met in a New York City theater company and dated for fifteen years before marrying. The dynamic duo, known for their comical red carpet poses, have been married for 21 years.
JESSICA ALBA AND CASH WARREN
After meeting on the set of The Fantastic
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