Every marriage has its ups and down. But if you add the stress of being a world famous celebrity to the mix, things could get a little dicey! Thankfully, that’s not the case for these adorable lovebirds.
They’ve stood the test of time, proving the stereotype completely wrong … and thank goodness! We were starting to think there was a big problem with divorce among celebrities. As it turns out, true love still exists in Hollywood.
#1. Adriano Celentano and Claudia Mori – 51 Years
They hold the #1 spot. Going strong half a century later, this couple makes sure everyone knows it.
“They’ve been together for so long, and they’re still crazy about each other!” a close friend commented.
#2. Keith Richards and Patti Hansen – 37 Years
Way to go guys! How’d you make it this long?
“Keith saved me. His love and thoughtfulness charged me with positive energy, brought me hope and saved me from depression,” Hansen explained.
#3. Michael Caine and Shakira Baksh – 43 Years
She was the model he saw on TV. He was the handsome man that swooped her off her feet, literally! Michael first noticed his future wife in a coffee commercial. 43 years later, they’re still in perfect sync.
Cheers to another four decades!
#4. Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne – 37 Years
The two originally met after Sharon took over as manager of the band. Three kids and three decades later, they’re still madly in love.
“I love her more than life itself,” said the doting husband.
#5. Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson – 36 Years
When it fits, it fits. Overcoming a few very public struggles, the man and wife have kept the romance alive.
“When you have been married for 30 years, you certainly have the right to say, ‘damn it all to hell, and get out.’ But you can also say, ‘damn it all to hell, I’m sorry!”’ says Samuel.
#6. Sting and Trudie Styler – 34 Years
A true 90s couple, the singer and his wife have seen one another through grunge makeup, terrible eyebrows, and denim overload, among other things.
“I never thought I could limit my passion to a single person. Life becomes incomparably better when there is only one person you love and who loves you,” the song artist said.
#7. Jaime Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest – 32 Years
Their ‘love at first sight’ story is like something out of a chick flick!
When Jamie Lee Curtis saw Christopher’s picture in a magazine, she leaned over to her friend saying “I am going to marry this guy!”
That might be the cutest thing we’ve ever heard.
#8. Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick -28 Years
Rumor has it the man worked pretty hard to win Kyra over. We’re betting Kevin’s pretty glad he never gave up! After two decades together, they’ve created a beautiful family and share a couple of (obviously) gorgeous kiddos.
Keep up the good work Bacon!
#9. Hugh Laurie and Jo Green – 27 Years
The British star instantly knew she was ‘the one.’
“Jo and I complete each other perfectly. And I feel that over the years, we have become closer,” says Laurie.
#10. Lisa Kudrow and Michel Stern -21 Years
She remembers ‘bumping into” Michael multiple times before they ever got married (coincidence?). After one final chance encounter on the set of “Friends,” the rest was history.
Can we get a round of applause (… and a Friends reunion)?
#11. Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber -18 Years
It all began back in 1995. Fun fact: Cindy was the one to actually propose! Three years of dating blossomed into a family of four and nearly two decades of marriage.
“This is my first ever romantic relationship that started as a friendship. And I would recommend this to anyone. You’ll never find a stronger basis for your marriage,” the retired supermodel said.
#12. Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. – 19 Years
Wow, has it been that long already? The former co-stars (anyone remember Scooby Doo?) are surprisingly, quite the homebodies.
“We want to protect our tender union from the prying eyes,” said Freddie. “This is why we have such a great relationship.”
Hmm … they might be onto something.
#13. James Belushi and Jennifer Sloan – 18 Years
We’re taking it back to 1988, the year Belushi met the love of his life. The lovebirds share two children together and are still head over heels in love.
“My wife is incredible,” said James. “She taught me the most important thing there is — how to love.”
Could he be any sweeter?
#14. Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor – 17 Years
The party animals actually met at a mutual friends’ get together. Since then, the couple has celebrated the birth of two kids and multiple appearances in popular feature films.
“It’s just that I, as a naive romantic, have been waiting for my princess on a white horse and never lost hope,” said Ben.
#15. Beyoncé and Jay Z – 14 Years
The music mogul couple definitely has the love recipe down pat! Maybe it’s because they initially kept their relationship under wraps?
Whatever ‘it’ is, it has worked so far. These are lifers!
#16. Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Levin – 13 Years
This doting duo actually found love later in life, supporting one another through some of the toughest years.
“Two weeks without my wife?” said Downey Jr. “That’s way too long!”