A long lasting, healthy relationship is more important than the idea of marriage itself. At the root of every successful marriage is a strong bonding and mutual understanding. In this world where hate is gradually outweighing love, a few couples are left behind with the long lasting love, standing strong against all oddities and adversities. As is evident from these celebrities, happy marriages are not yet extinct.
Even though we see common man fighting, asking for divorce and finding way to get rid of their partner, there stand these celebrities as epitome of love and respect for each other still intact even after several years of marriage. The couples listed down are the proofs of long lasting and happy marriages even in the Tinseltown and Bollywood. The list given below is of those celebrities who have a happy marriage and have the love for each other intact and growing:
Below are the top 10 Longest Hollywood Celebrities Marriages Ever
10. Meryl Streep & Don Gummer
This tinseltown couple celebrated their 36th anniversary this year, which proves that how right their decision was to get married and stay together. Meryl Streep, the superstar and Don Gummer, the sculptor built their love story in 1978 and are an evergreen couple in the Hollywood. The couple loves to keep the things associated with their marriage private and stays away from Hollywood. They have been sharing a down-to-earth attitude to each other and their family consisting of three children. This Hollywood couple is definitely one of the most successful marriages to look out to.
9. Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith
Will Smith met Jada Pinkett in1995 when she auditioned for the role of his on screen girlfriend on the TV show ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Since then romance ensued and they married each other in 1997. Both are the perfect example of keeping faith on each other even at bad times. Jada also accepted Will’s child from his previous marriage. The couple currently have two children of their own and have opened many foundations and trusts for the development of the poor and unprivileged. The couple have gone way too far together, sticking to each other even at the darkest of the hours.
8. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
These celebrities met on the sets of their movie Volunteers in 1985 and instantly fell in love with each other. They married each other in 1988 and have been going strong in terms of love since then. Probably they are the best real life couple Hollywood has ever seen. Before marrying Rita, Hanks was married to the American actress Samantha Lewes and had two children. With Rita Wilson he has two sons as well. Both Tom and Rita had been supporting each other and Rita has always seconded to Tom in all his decisions. She also helped Tom to acquire the required accent for his role in the movie The Terminal.
7. Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman
Lately the couple have separated for the second time by ending a 35 year long marriage and making theirs as one of the longest running marriages in the history of Hollywood. The two had first separated in 2012 but patched up instantly. Danny DeVito met Rhea in the play The Shrinking Bride wherein Danny played a role. They fell in love and started living together soon after. They got married on the 28th day of January, 1982. The couple have three children and have shown support for each other in every single phase of their long marriage. However they preferred to keep their marriage and all the associated talks private.
6. Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas
The couple met at the Deauville Film Festival that was held in France in August 1998 and although Michael was 25 years senior to her, they both started dating. However Michael was married at that time. They got engaged in 1999 and subsequently got married at the Plaza Hotel in New York in a lavish ceremony which led to the marriage being called as the wedding of the year. The couple has two children, a boy by the name Dylan Michael and a girl by the name Carys Zeta. The couple stood by each other in the harshest of times. While Michael was diagnosed with tongue cancer she stood by him. Subsequently she also suffered from depression. Owing to the stream of problems, the couple decided to live separately but reconciled soon after.
5. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
They both were introduced to each other at the Naked Angels theatre company by one of Sarah’s brothers. They both used to perform for the theatre company and fell in love with each other after the first meeting. They got married to each other in a civil ceremony in Manhattan. They have a son and twin daughters from their marriage. The couple has been facing the world strongly and have each other’s trust and support to back them up in every phase of their lives. Currently the couple resides in their home at New York City.
4. Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas
The couple met on the sets of their movie called Two Much. However Antonio and Melanie both were previously married but this could not stop them from falling in love. They had to wait before their respective official divorces were finalised from their partners. They have a strong marriage that one could ever imagine and have one daughter by the name Stella del Carmen. However the couple decides to separate in 2014 ending their 18 year long marriage. There are a series of rumours surrounding their marriage which were termed false by the couple. Melanie had also a tattoo of Antonio’s name on her arm which well implies the depth of their love.
3. Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick
It seems that meeting at plays is the key behind a successful marriage of Hollywood couples. This couple met on the sets of PBS version of Lanford Wilson’s play Lemon Sky. They married each other on September 4, 1988 and have been happily living with each other since then. Both have been the strengths of each other in the due course of time and have supported each other in all their respective decisions. The 29 year marriage has spawned 2 children. Bacon and Kyra have worked together in a number of movies and Kevin has directed some episodes of Kyra’s TV show.
2. Courteney Cox and David Arquette
The couple got married on June 12, 1999. They had a baby girl in 2004 and she was named Coco Riley Arquette. They have effectively used their bonding to successfully manage a real estate business and a production company. Things did not turn out to be that good and the divorce filed by Arquette got finalised in 2013 ending their 14 year long marriage.
1. Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne
The couple got married on the US independence day of 4th day of July in 1982 and had three children. The couple has one of the longest and successful marriages in the history of Hollywood. The couple have faced a lot together and still have stayed strong. Starting from Ozzy’s drug abuse to Sharon’s cancer, there were a good number of obstacles on the path of their marriage.
These Hollywood couples have been quite helpful in keeping the faith and trust on love high as they have been incessantly loving each other and leading happy lives. As has been rightly mentioned, they have successfully kept the charm alive in their marriages which has resulted out of unconditional love for each other and mutual understanding.