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18 of Hollywood’s Longest Lasting Couples!

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We may go to the movie theater to watch romantic films, but we sure don’t look to Hollywood to model our relationships. Hollywood’s relationships and marriages are typically known for being flashes in the pan. In fact, fans have such jaded views of celebrity relationships that they are often surprised when they last longer than a year! Today, we are going to take a walk down Lovers Lane as we celebrate the 18 most enduring relationships in Hollywood!

Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith – 23 Years

Will and Jada Smith start off our list with a bang. As one of the most famous couples in Hollywood, the Smiths certainly have earned their spot atop our list. Will and Jada first met on the set of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Jada had been reading for a girlfriend role opposite Will, but she would end up being rejected for being too short! 23 years later, Will and Jada Smith are two mega-stars and their children are right behind them.

Sam Elliott & Katharine Ross – 35 Years

Sam Elliott first met Katharine Ross while working on The Legacy (1978), an old horror flick. Sam was really digging into the industry while Katharine had already established herself as a talented performer. The couple would date for almost six years before tying the knot. Sam and Katharine have a lovely daughter together named Cleo. 

Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson – 31 Years

We can’t talk about happy Hollywood couples without mentioning Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks! Hanks is obviously one of the biggest stars in Hollywood history. The Toy Story star would meet Rita while working on the 1988 film, Volunteers. The two would quickly fall in love and marry under a year later. Fast forward 31 years and you’ll find Tom and Rita to be just as in love as ever!

Julia Roberts & Daniel Moder – 18 Years

Let’s hear it for America’s sweetheart! Julia Roberts found love in Daniel Moder after the Hollywood duo met on the set of The Mexican (2000). Roberts starred opposite Brad Pitt in the film but it was cinematographer Daniel Moder that captured her eye. The duo would end up hitched in 2002.

Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick – 27 Years

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have been together for 27 years, and we are just as shocked as you are. Parker and Broderick keep the vast majority of their personal life away from the public spotlight, though they have been the subject of ugly tabloid rumors. With that being said, Broderick and Parker are still happily going almost 30 years later.

Christopher Walken & Georgianne Walken – 50 Years

If Christopher Walken is a talented actor then Georgianne Walken is just as talented as a casting director. Georgianne and Christopher have been together since they tied the knot in 1969. The couple met while working on a touring production for West Side Story. Georgianne frequently helps Christopher with his auditions and the two have proven to be one of Hollywood’s steadiest couples. Who’da thought?

Woody Harrelson & Laura Louie – 11 Years

Zombieland star Woody Harrelson and Laura Louie have been close since they first met in 1987. Louie initially worked for Woody as his assistant before branching off to work as an entrepreneur. The two would court slowly before getting married in Maui over a relaxing dinner with their family. According to the couple, the wedding cost just $500.

Ron Howard & Cheryl Howard – 44 Years

From Happy Days to Apollo 13, Ron Howard has certainly left his mark on the film industry. That being said, Ron wouldn’t be half the person he is today without the support from his wife, Cheryl Howard. Cheryl and Ron were high school sweethearts turned true life love story. The couple has been together since they first started dating in school.

Sigourney Weaver & Jim Simpson – 35 Years

Sigourney Weaver has made a career out of bucking conventions and her romantic life is no different. The rare couple with an older woman and a younger man, Sigourney Weaver and Jim Simpson have been together for nearly 35 years. Simpson and Weaver would meet in 1983 at a film festival. After a year of dating, Weaver and Simpson would tie the knot. In 1990, Sigourney and Simpson would welcome their daughter, Charlotte, to the world.

Hugh Jackman & Deborra-Lee Furness – 23 Years

Hugh Jackman may play a surly mutant on film, but he is quite the romantic in his private life. Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness met in 1995 while working on Corelli, a television show in Australia. Since their first meeting, the loving couple has been inseparable. After dating for just under a month, Hugh would propose to Deborra. Hugh is 13 years younger than Deborra but their love has succeeded despite all obstacles!

Phoebe Cates & Kevin Kline – 30 Years

Phoebe Cates would meet Kevin Kline while working on The Big Chill. Cates would audition for a part in the film and in doing so, she would meet Kline. The celebrity couple would begin dating, and they’d tie the knot by 1989. Is this the most talented and understated couple in all of Hollywood?

Kurt Russell & Goldie Hawn – 35 Years

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have both been Hollywood icons throughout their careers. Russell and Hawn would get together during the early beginnings of their respective careers. The duo would meet on the set of Swing Shift (1983) and they haven’t looked back ever since. With more than 30 years of romance together, what’s not to admire about this celebrity couple!

Dustin Hoffman & Lisa Hoffman – 39 Years

As one of Hollywood’s living legends, we were shocked to find out that Dustin and Lisa Hoffman have already been together for 39 years. Lisa and Dustin grew up as family friends before reconnecting in Hollywood. Lisa admitted that she had always had a crush on Dustin and it looks like that turned out just fine for her!

Alex Trebek & Jean Currivan – 29 Years

Alex Trebek may only be a game show host, but he certainly scored a big win when he married Jean Currivan! Trebek and Currivan would marry in 1990 when Alex was 49 and Jean was 25.  Trebek has since scaled back his workload to spend more time with his loving wife.

Ellen DeGeneres & Portia De Rossi – 14 Years

From Arrested Development to Ellen, the celebrity romance of DeGeneres and De Rossi may be the funniest on our list! Portia De Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres made headlines when they started dating more than 14 years ago. While the relationship experienced twists and turns, it is impossible to argue that Ellen and Portia don’t make for a beautiful and hilarious couple.

David Beckham & Victoria Beckham – 21 Years

Typically, when two ultra-famous figures come together, romance doesn’t tend to last. Despite everything working against them, David and Victoria Beckham have stayed together for over two years while raising a happy family of four. David Beckham is one of the most famous soccer players in the world while Victoria is a musician-turned-fashion guru

Oprah Winfrey & Stedman Graham – 32 Years

Oprah Winfrey is one of the biggest names in entertainment history, but far fewer people know about Stedman Graham. Graham and Oprah have been dating for over 30 years. At one point, the two were set to be wed. However, Winfrey decided that she didn’t want to change their relationship, opting instead to return the ring and continue their relationship as is. Despite the marriage snub, Oprah and Stedman aren’t slowing down anytime soon!

Sacha Baron Cohen & Isla Fisher – 16 Years

Is there a funnier or more talented couple in Hollywood than Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher? While we can’t answer that question, we can say that Cohen and Fisher comprise our favorite ‘surprising’ couple. The two Hollywood stars have been together since first meeting in 2002. Fisher and Cohen spend time shuttling their family between London and Los Angeles.

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