Being under the public eye at all times must be an enormous challenge for celebrity couples to overcome.
Subject to constant scrutiny, celebrity relationships often appear to be almost impossible to maintain.
Still, love can overcome all problems, as demonstrated by the following celebrity couples!
Ben Stiller & Christine Taylor – 17 years together
After meeting each other at a party thrown by a mutual friend, Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor became a couple and eventually got married.
Having been married for over 17 years now, Ben and Christine are also the proud parents of two kids.
Hugh Laurie & Jo Green – 27 years together
Having been married now for over 27 years, Jo Green and House TV show star Hugh Laurie are an amazing example of how love can persist through all.
“Jo and I complete each other perfectly, and I feel that over the years, we have become closer,” Hugh said when asked about his marriage.
Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgwick – 28 years together
The relationship between Kevin Bacon and his wife Kyra Sedgwick was off to a rocky start, since Kevin was a lot more interested in Kyra than she into him.
Eventually sweeping her off her feet, Kevin and Kyra have been together now for 28 years!
Samuel L. Jackson & LaTanya Richardson – 36 years together
Having experienced their share of ups and downs over the course of their 36 year marriage, Samuel L. Jackson and his wife LaTanya Richardson are another incredible example of how love can overcome even the biggest marital problems.
Michael Caine & Shakira Baksh – 43 years together
When Michael Caine first saw Shakira Baksh on a TV commercial, he thought she was the most beautiful woman in the world.
Doing everything in his ability to just meet Shakira, Michael eventually won over her heart, resulting in their current 43 year marriage.
Keith Richards & Patti Hansen – 37 years together
“Keith saved me. His love and thoughtfulness charged me with positive energy, [and] brought me hope and saved me from depression,” said Patti Hansen when asked about her husband Keith Richards.
Having been together for over 37 years now, the couple has always been the perfect support system for one and other.
James Belushi & Jennifer Sloan – 18 years together
Winning her heart in 1998, Jim Belushi and Jennifer Sloan got married.
The couple has been together now for 18 years, and they even have two children!
Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson – 28 years together
Tom Hanks married actress Rita Wilson in 1988, 1 year after he divorced his first wife and college sweetheart. Hanks suffered from loneliness in his early twenties, but something clicked when he met Rita. He recalls, “I don’t think I’ll ever be lonely any more… that’s how I felt when I met my wife.”
When asked about the secret to their marriage, both say there really isn’t a magic formula. The two both believe the other “just gets it.”
“They say it must be hard work. No it’s not,” Hanks says. “Every now and again you know, you gotta get over some stuff but life is one damn thing after another and its actually more pleasant to be able to go home with someone you like to spend time with in order to get with it.”
Adriano Celetano & Claudia Mori – 51 years together
Their love has lasted a little over half a century, and it shows no signs of slowing down. The couple are best friends, able to confide wholeheartedly in each other. The best part is that they still feel butterflies around each other, even after so many years together!
Michael J. Fox & Tracy Pollan – 28 years together
Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan have one of the longest lasting marriages in Hollywood. After 28 years in love, the couple recently revealed their secret to PEOPLE magazine. Pollan says it’s important to “give each other the benefit of the doubt.”
“There are so many times when you have arguments, when you have things come up, and it really doesn’t have anything to do with what he did, or said – it’s how I am projecting that onto myself.”
“A lot of times he’ll just say to me, ‘You know who I am, would I ever say anything to try to hurt your feelings? Just give me the benefit of the doubt.’ “
Sting & Trudie Styler – 34 years together
The couple first met back in 1982, and it was instantly love at first sight. I mean, the two have been practically inseparable since then! Sting says, “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.”
Christopher Guest & Jaime Lee Curtis – 32 years together
Jaime Lee Curtis was reading through a magazine when she first came across Christopher’s photo. Immediately, she was drawn to him, and she told her friend, “I am going to marry this guy!” As fate would have it, that dream came true. The two later met, fell in love, and got married.
Michel Stern & Lisa Kudrow – 21 years together
The couple first met back in 1987. Initially, Lisa didn’t take their relationship very seriously. It wasn’t until they met a few years later on the set of Friends that a romantic relationship sparked between them.
Freddie Prinze Jr. & Sarah Michelle Gellar – 19 years together
This couple is rarely seen in public even though both are television stars. Freddie says, “We want to protect our tender union from the prying eyes. This is why we have such a great relationship.”
Rande Gerber & Cindy Crawford – 21 years together
The pair first began dating back in 1995. Three years later, Cindy proposed to Gerber. She clearly wanted to snatch him before it was too late! They have been married 18 years together and have two children. Cindy says, “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.”
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