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21 Famous Couples That Are Still Together

From royal unions to Hollywood's golden couples these relationships have stood the test of time.
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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


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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


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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.

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MERYL STREEP AND DON GUMMER


Meryl Streep has received awards and accolades throughout her film career but when it comes to her 40 year marriage with sculptor Don Gummer, Streep prefers to keep her private life out of the spotlight. The two became close when Streep stayed with Gummer, a friend of her brother, while filming Kramer vs. Kramerand were married six months later.

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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 34 year relationship is one of the longest-lasting relationships in Hollywood. Both successful young actors, they met while filming Swing Shift and have been together ever since– living happily with their blended family of four children and five grandchildren. 

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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


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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 Years Eve, which Ford recalls "was literally love at first sight" in an episode of The Jess Cagle Interview.

JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS AND BRAD HALL


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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.

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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."

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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.

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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


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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


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After 21 years of marriage, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith don't call each other married anymore– but instead refer to each other as "life partners." The two met on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and even though there was a connection, Smith was married at the time. It wasn't until after Smith's divorce that he pursued Pinkett Smith.

CINDY CRAWFORD AND RANDE GERBER


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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 90's. And now, 19 years later they're still going strong—and we're still obsessed. Between Victoria's family Instagrams, David's front row presence at her fashion shows and the couple's royal wedding appearances it's clear this celebrity couple is in it for the long haul.

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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.

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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


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Julia Roberts and her cinematographer husband, Danny Moder keep their 16 year marriage relatively private. Though, the actress joined Instagram in June 2018, she did finally post a rare couples shot.

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.

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JESSICA ALBA AND CASH WARREN


After meeting on the set of The Fantastic Fourmoviethe couple has been inseparable ever since, and recently celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary. Another exciting 2018 milestone: the birth of their third child.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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