10 of the Longest Celebrity Marriages in Hollywood That Make Us Swoon
Fame comes with many things attached; the good and the bad. One downside is that your life is always in the limelight, even the parts you hope to keep private. But that’s not always a bad thing, is it? It offers insight into the celebrity’s life and inspiration to their fans.
Celebrity Marriages That Stood the Test of Time
Celebrity marriages are some of our favorites to keep tabs on. Whether or not we admit it, some of us always want to know what’s going on with Will Smith and Jada, and Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds; we can’t help but smile when Jay-Z and Beyoncé light up our screens. Here are ten of our favorite celebrity couples that always add sunshine to our lovelorn days and make us believe in love again.
1. Beyoncé and Jay-Z
Who better to top this list than Hollywood’s favorite power couple? The Carters have been married for 15 years and together for over 20 years, meeting when Bey was only 19 — some young love.
Like every relationship, theirs have not been without its trials, which is well chronicled in Beyoncé’s music, especially the album Lemonade. Still, no one inspires us to believe in love and friendship like the powerhouse couple. Whether on stage together singing “Deja Vu” or on the internet with a random photo of themselves, their love for each other is the proverbial light on the hill that cannot be hidden.
2. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Blake and Ryan are one couple fans can’t get enough of. Everyone already knows Reynolds’ hilarious side; we love him for it. But he gets even more hilarious in those random teases the couple exchange on the internet, where Lively’s humor comes into play, too.
We can see why the kindred spirits fell in love and can’t help but wish for a love like that. The couple have been married for 11 years.
3. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
This couple has been together for over 25 years. They have graced the headlines so much in recent years that some fans admit they are tired of seeing them on their timeline. Others live for more insight into the beautiful, occasionally tumultuous, relationship of the Smiths.
The couple has been through so much together but continues to weather their storms, waxing strong almost three decades since they first met and fell in love.
4. Denzel and Pauletta Washington
Many know the actor and adore him for his outstanding talent in his roles (I’ll admit to a crush on him, too); many don’t know that he’s been happily married for over 40 years. Yup, four decades.
They are another typical example of actors who met on a movie set and hit it off; the couple has been together since 1977 when they met on the set of Wilma. They’ve since had four children together, and we can’t help but swoon each time we see them together, especially as they’ve only grown finer with time.
5. Meryl Streep and Don Gummer
Meryl Streep is one of the most decorated actresses of our time. After a tragic first love, Streep met her husband, Don Gunner, at the early stages of her career in 1978, and they got married six months later, Gunner becoming instrumental in her rise to fame. Like the Washingtons, they have been together for over four decades and have four kids.
6. Emily Blunt and John Krasinski
No one does it better than Emily and John, and watching gosh over each other in interviews is the sweetest thing ever, proving that true love exists even in showbiz.
Each time they step on a red carpet together or do an interview, their affection for each other is so palpable that even the blind can see. Krasinski proposed one year after they met in 2008. Now, they have two daughters together.
7. Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks
Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks met on the ABC sitcom Bosom Buddies set in 1981 when Hanks was still married to his high school sweetheart. After the beloved actor separated from his wife, he hit off publicly with Wilson.
The two have been together for over three decades and have raised two kids together, growing stronger and facing their challenges together, proving there isn’t any storm that the power of true love can’t weather.
8. Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson
Jackson is another highly talented actor whose raw humor and longevity in the movie industry have cemented him as one of the most loved actors of this generation — must be something to do with the last name.
Another reason fans love him is his resolution and commitment to his marriage to LaTanya Richardson, whom he’s been married to since 1980. Through their beautiful love story, one sees that the first step in building a lasting marriage is the resolution to making it work.
9. Dolly Parton and Carl Dean
Everyone knows and loves Dolly Parton; only a few know about her marriage to Carl Dean since 1966 — over 50 years ago! Yes, she’s made great efforts to keep her marriage private. However, she did expose the key to building a long-lasting one.
In an interview, she said, “I think humor, honestly, is one of the best things when you’re married like that. Even if you have a problem, if you have a great sense of humor, if you say something you can’t take back [you] usually have some crazy way of getting out of it.”
10. Victoria Beckham and David Beckham
They met in 1997, married two years later in front of 29 guests (here’s your sign you don’t need a big wedding), and have raised four children together.
Despite the naysayers who thought their relationship wouldn’t last, the couple is waxing strong 24 years later, and make us swoon in delight to see how perfect they are for each other.
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