If you love culture, Spain is a wonderful destination for you. It has cities like Barcelona, Seville, Bilbao, and Granada — all of which are teeming with culture. But if you want the most in one place, go no further than Córdoba, in Andalucía.
As of this year, the city boasts the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Located just two hours away by train from Spain’s capital, Madrid, it’s quite easy to get to.
The Mezquita, a mosque widely cited as one of the most breath-taking Islamic structures in the world, is perhaps what the city is most famous for. In addition to the Mezquita, the city center and Córdoba patios festival in the summer were also included on UNESCO’s World Heritage site list.
The city center is saturated with places of interest. In fact, most of the sites to see are located in the city center. These include a synagogue dating back to 1315, the picturesque city walls, and the Roman Bridge.
As for the Córdoba patios festival, visitors can walk down the streets and admire a unique tradition in Córdoba. Traditional patios all over the city center are decorated with flowers that blossom during this beautiful season.
In 2018, UNESCO added to its list a fourth site, Medinat Azahara, which is the caliphate city built by the Umayyads in the mid-10th century. It served as the seat of power for the Caliphate of Córdoba until civil war ripped apart the state. The caliphate was forgotten for almost a millennium until it was rediscovered.
Today, visitors can view the roads, bridges, and everyday items used by the residents of Córdoba when it was Islamic. According to UNESCO, the site “provides in-depth knowledge of the now-vanished Western Islamic civilization of Al-Andalus, at the height of its splendor.”
Being in the public eye can seriously test a relationship. Celebrity marriages can often be short-lived, due to the pressure of being constantly followed by paparazzi, criticized by online trolls, and having the media follow your every move. However, some celebrity relationships have stood the test of time despite the trials and tribulations of Hollywood. Keep reading to find out which celebrity couples have stayed together for 15+ years.
Annette Bening and Warren Beatty – 28 Years
This Hollywood couple has beaten the odds, staying together for a whopping 28 years. They initially met all the way back in 1990, on the set of mafia blockbuster Bugsy. On their first date, Beatty took Bening out for lunch, and the rest is history.
Between them, the couple has 19 Academy Award nominations, yet Beatty told Vanity Fair that his proudest achievement was having their four children. They have definitely proven that celebrity love affairs can go the distance.
Denzel and Pauletta Washington – 35 Years
Denzel Washington is a Hollywood heartthrob. Unlike fellow stars, like Leonardo Di Caprio and Brad Pitt — who are famous for their dating history — Washington has been loyal to one woman for his entire career. He met his wife Pauletta in 1977, before he found fame starring in flicks such as Philadelphia, Man on Fire, and American Gangster.
They got married six years later and have had four children since. They declared their love again in 2017 when they renewed their vows in South Africa.
Steve and Nancy Carell – 24 Years
Steve Carell is known for starring in wacky comedies, from Despicable Me to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. However, his love life is no joke. He met his wife Nancy at an improv class, run by the famous Second City comedy troupe in Chicago. After a shy start, they hit it off and eventually married in 2015.
They are both natural jokesters, with Nancy even starring on Saturday Night Live. Maybe that’s why their marriage has been so successful?
Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman – 22 Years
Celebrity stylist and television personality Rachel Zoe has not always had such a glamorous job. She met the love of her life, Rodger Berman, while working in a restaurant. They were both college students at the time.
Since then, they have reached massive heights in their own respective industries, with Berman becoming an investment banker and Zoe carving out a successful career in fashion. Her own show The Rachel Zoe Project premiered in 2008 and was a cult favorite.
Michelle Pfeiffer and David E. Kelley – 26 Years
Michelle Pfeiffer and David E. Kelley have been together for over a quarter of a century, and all thanks to a blind date. The couple went bowling in 1993, and they were married 10 months later! According to sources close to the couple, their relationship has survived for so long thanks to their strong bond and mutual support.
It’s a real fairytale love story that just goes to show that true romance can transcend the glitz and glamor of Hollywood.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill – 22 Years
Country music superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have a love story that sounds like it was taken straight from the lyrics of one of their famous songs. They first met in 1994, but they were both involved in other relationships at the time. Fate intervened and they agreed to headline a joint tour in 1996.
They quickly fell for each other and McGraw proposed soon after. They now have three children and have been together for over two decades.
Victoria and David Beckham – 19 Years
Both Beckhams are major stars in their own right. Fashion designer Victoria was originally a member of the groundbreaking ’90s girl band — Spice Girls — whilst David made his name in the soccer world, playing for Manchester United. They met in 1997 and married two years later, forming a true celebrity power couple.
Their love has lasted for nearly 20 years, despite constant media scrutiny and troubling separation rumors. They have four children together, one of which is now engaged himself!
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell – 37 Years
Okay, so these Hollywood celebrities aren’t actually married. However, their love has lasted for nearly 40 years, so they deserve a spot on this list. They met in 1966, but due to their age difference (Hawn is five years older than Russell), they did not go on their first date until 1983.
Proving that true love waits, they fell for each other and have been together ever since. They attribute their lasting love to a mixture of compatibility and communication.
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. – 20 Years
The Buffy the Vampire Slayer star met her future husband in 1997 on the set of the teen horror film, I Know What You Did Last Summer. They married in 2002, and later had two children — a daughter born in 2009 and a son born in 2012.
What makes this celebrity romance even sweeter is that they starred as lovebirds Fred and Daphne in the live-action adaptations of Scooby-Doo! Imagine how their kids feel watching their parents on screen together.
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne – 37 Years
Rock and roll’s dark prince Ozzy Osbourne is known for his outrageous antics both on and off stage. However, his patient wife Sharon has always managed to keep his behavior in check! The couple met when Sharon was a teenager, as her father managed Ozzy’s band Black Sabbath at the time.
Sharon eventually became Ozzy’s manager when he launched a solo career. Almost 40 years, three kids, and one reality TV show later — they are still very much in love.
Barbra Streisand and James Brolin – 22 Years
Musical legend and Funny Girl star Barbra Streisand is known for her angelic voice. Actor and producer James Brolin fell head over heels for Barbra, just like her army of devoted fans. They met at a party thrown by mutual friends and sparks flew, prompting them to go on a series of dates.
They married in 1998 and have been together ever since. As both stars had children from previous relationships, they came together to form a happy, blended family.
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy – 23 Years
Felicity Huffman has been much luckier in love than her Desperate Housewives character, Lynette Scavo. Huffman has been married to fellow actor William H. Macy for over 20 years. Before they were married, they dated on-and-off for 15 years, making their love affair extra impressive.
Their wedding in 1997 marked the beginning of a new chapter in their relationship, and they never looked back. Macy even stood by his wife despite her involvement in the 2019 college admissions scandal.
Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann – 23 Years
Judd Apatow has written and directed scores of films with bumbling, awkward protagonists who never seem to get the girl. Thankfully, Leslie Mann loves his unique brand of nerdy, quirky charm. They met on the set of the 1996 film, The Cable Guy, and it was a match made in comedy heaven.
They married in 1997 and have two daughters named Maude and Iris. Judd’s wife and daughters have even starred in some of his movies including This Is 40.
Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance – 13 Years
It’s safe to say that Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance are two of the most attractive people in Hollywood. They both look far younger than their years, and have been together for over a decade. However, their love story dates back much further.
They met at Yale School of Drama in the ’80s and stayed friends until 1994 when they began dating. The couple continued to take it slow, marrying in 2007. Good things come to those who wait!
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael B. Douglas – 20 Years
Danny DeVito is to thank for this long-lasting celebrity union. He introduced the couple in 1998, and they hit it off immediately. Welsh actress Zeta-Jones is known for her stunning looks and theatrical talent, and she moved to Los Angeles in the 1990s in search of more roles.
However, she actually met her future husband in France at the Deauville American Film Festival. They are one of Hollywood’s most long-lasting couples. Together, they have two children named Dylan and Carys.
Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach – 37 Years
Ringo Starr is world-famous, predominantly known as the drummer of The Beatles. However, his wife Barbara Bach is recognized in her own right as a successful actress. She is a legendary Bond girl, starring in the thriller The Spy Who Loved Me.
The pair have been together for almost 40 years without looking back. When asked about the secret to their long-lasting marriage, Bach simply replied, “I love the man, and that’s it.” And as The Beatles once said, ‘all you need is love.’
Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan – 30 Years
When on-screen love interests fall for eachother in real life, things can get messy. This celebrity couple is the exception to the rule. Michael J. Fox met his wife Tracy Pollan on the set of Family Ties, and they gradually fell for each other.
They didn’t make it official until 1987, when they met again on the set of Bright Lights, Big City. Their love was made to last, and they have been married for 30 years.
Julia Roberts and Danny Moder – 16 Years
Julia Roberts is famous for being a Pretty Woman, so it’s no surprise that her husband is completely besotted with her! They have been together for 16 years. They met when Danny (a professional camera operator) was working on the set of one of her films.
He was actually married at the time, but it was love at first sight, and they eventually found themselves in a relationship. The queen of romantic comedies has definitely found her happily ever after!
Viola Davis and Julius Tennon – 17 Years
They say when you know, you know. And Viola Davis definitely knew that she had found the one when she met actor and former football player Julius Tennon. She was close to giving up on finding love and had even turned to her faith, praying that she would find a romantic partner.
Less than one month later, she was introduced to Julius. They were married in 2003, and eight years later, their family was officially complete when they adopted their daughter, Genesis.
Mark Harmon and Pam Dawber – 30 Years
A match made in heaven, St. Elsewhere actor Mark Harmon and Mork and Mindy star Pam Dawber were one of the hottest couples of the 1980s. Both successful movie stars individually, they attribute their lasting love to a combination of mutual respect, loyalty, admiration, and trust.
In an interview, Mark revealed that he always makes sure to wear his wedding ring when he isn’t filming. He said, “I’m proud of who I’m married to. I’m just so proud of her.”
Brooke Shields and Chris Henchy – 17 Years
Another long-lasting celebrity couple who found romance on set, actress Brooke Shields met her beau on the Warner Brothers studio lot in Burbank, California. Chris Henchy is a screenwriter and producer, and they bonded over their mutual creativity and love for the film industry.
They soon got together and were engaged in 2000, marrying one year later. Shields says that the secret to a successful marriage is making sure that you spend time apart, noting, “a little space is good.”
David McCallum and Katherine Carpenter – 50 Years
One of the longest marriages on this list, Katherine Carpenter and David McCallum have been together for a half a century! Older readers may recognize McCallum from his role as secret agent Illya Kuryakin on the hit 1960s show, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. His heart was broken when his first wife left him for his co-star Charles Bronson.
However, shortly after their split was finalized, he met former model Carpenter, and his life was back on track — and better than ever.
Billy and Janice Crystal – 47 Years
It’s been almost 50 years of romance for these two. This is impressive, especially given that most Hollywood marriages crumble within a few short years. They attribute their long-lasting love to having a healthy sense of humor! Billy Crystal told Us magazine that “we laugh a lot. We’ve grown together, we’ve parented together, we’ve grand-parented together. I’m lucky that I found that person when I was 18.”
Proving that childhood sweethearts can go the distance, we’re obsessed with this love story.
Tom and Lois Bergeron – 37 Years
Falling in love can change your life. Tom Bergeron, host of America’s Funniest Home Videos and Dancing With the Stars, claims that his wife Lois introduced him to meditation, helping him conquer his anger management issues. They have been happily married for almost 40 years, so her techniques must have worked!
The couple married in 1982 and have been together ever since. There are few photos of the pair, as they like to keep their love out of the spotlight.
Steven and Maureen Van Zandt – 36 Years
It’s safe to say that Steven Van Zandt has enjoyed a varied career! He’s a singer, songwriter, musician, producer, and actor — who rose to fame as a guitarist and mandolin player in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. He’s also known for his role as Silvio Dante in the legendary series, The Sopranos.
His wife Maureen has been with him all the way, as they have been married since 1983. She even played his wife on-screen in The Sopranos. Life imitates art!
Christopher and Georgianne Walken – 49 Years
Actors’ love lives can be complicated. They spend the majority of their working day pretending to be someone else, and this can cause problems in relationships — not to mention the awkwardness that ensues when co-stars fall in love!
Thankfully, Hollywood legend Christopher Walken has managed to avoid all of these pitfalls, and he has been with his wife for almost 50 years. She also works in the film industry as a casting director. They are clearly a perfect match.
Alan and Arlene Alda – 61 Years
Alan and Arlene Alda have beat all the odds, staying together for an impressive 61 years. It seems like a lifetime! He is widely known for playing Hawkeye Pierce in hit 1970s series M*A*S*H, and Arlene has been by his side long before his rise to fame, as they married in 1957.
He writes fondly about their union in his autobiography, and you won’t find any juicy drama in the book about arguments, cheating, tension, or separations.
Ron and Cheryl Howard – 43 Years
Actor and director Ron Howard married writer Cheryl Alley in 1975, and it’s clear that they were childhood sweethearts. “It’s crazy — we were teenagers, it shouldn’t have worked. We got married young, that shouldn’t have worked either, and yet it really and truly has,” Howard said of his marriage.
Sometimes young love can fall apart, but that certainly is not the case for these two. They are still together 43 years later, with four beautiful children of their own.
Jeff and Susan Bridges – 42 Years
There’s no denying that Jeff Bridges is a Hollywood legend. You’d be forgiven for thinking that he would have a host of famous exes. However, he has stayed loyal to one woman for his entire career. He met his wife Susan on the set of 1975 Western flick Country Deluxe, while she was working as a waitress near the studio lot.
They shared a wonderful summer together, and decided to commit to each other forever, eventually getting married in 1977.
Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest – 35 Years
Halloween and Freaky Friday star Jamie Lee Curtis is a truly versatile actress. She has shown off her acting chops in comedies, horror films, dramas, and even yogurt ads (Activia). Her husband Christopher Guest is equally as versatile, having worked as a composer, musician, actor, screenwriter, comedian, and director!
He is most famous for his role in classic mockumentaries such as This Is Spinal Tap, so it’s clear that neither Guest nor Curtis take themselves too seriously. We bet their two children have that quality, too.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brad Hall – 31 Years
When two people fall in love at a young age, people often feel the need to voice their criticism. Whilst some relationships don’t work out, others are lucky enough to last forever. Veep and Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus met her husband Brad Hall at Northwestern University, and their love is still going strong 31 years later.
Brad has stayed with her through her dazzlingly successful career, seeing her win more Emmys and Screen Actors Guild Awards than any other performer.
Sting and Trudie Styler – 26 Years
William Shakespeare is remembered all over the globe for his heart-breaking tragedies and heart-warming romantic comedies. Believe it or not, the bard is to thank for this celebrity marriage, as Sting met Trudie Styler at the Old Vic Theatre while both were acting as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Both were in relationships at the time, but true love prevailed, and they eventually married in 1992. Sting eventually started his band The Police, whilst Trudie stayed loyal to acting.
Kirk Douglas and Anne Buydens – 64 Years
Very few couples make it to their 60th wedding anniversary, famous or otherwise. Kirk Douglas and Anne Buydens are lucky enough to have shared over half a century together! Their love has definitely stood the test of time, and they seemed to have passed this onto their son, Michael Douglas — who has been married to actress Catherine Zeta-Jones for 20 years.
Creative talent also certainly runs in the family, with all of their children working in the film industry.
Vincent and Linda McMahon – 53 Years
Drama and conflict are at the heart of Vince McMahon’s job, as the CEO of WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). However, he does not mix business with pleasure, and has been happily married to wife Linda for 53 years. It may not be a conventional career, but it’s a family affair, with their children Shane and Stephanie now also working for the company.
Their close family dynamic can be attributed to the success of WWE, as it’s a multi-million dollar enterprise.
Meryl Streep and Don Gummer – 40 Years
It can’t be denied that Meryl Streep is one of the most talented women in Hollywood. Whilst she may be incredibly proud of her accolades and acting success, her long-lasting marriage is also to be admired. She has been with American sculptor Don Gummer for 40 years, and they clearly take their relationship as seriously as they take their art.
Talent and creativity must be in their genes, as they have four children, who are all successful actors and musicians.
Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo – 18 Years
It’s hard to believe that six-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams has never fallen in love with any of her handsome co-stars, such as Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, and Henry Cavill. On the contrary, she has been loyal to Darren Le Gallo, who she met in 2001.
They got together after bonding on the set of a short film, but they didn’t get engaged until 2008. Two years later, they welcomed their first child and got married shortly after.
Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller – 16 Years
Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller first bonded one evening over a game of Scrabble and some grilled cheese sandwiches. From there, their love blossomed, and they got married in 2010 — six years after their initial first date. Outside of their respective careers, they have collaborated to raise money for Alzheimer’s charities, even launching their own stand-up comedy special on Netflix called Hilarity for Charity.
They’re a true power couple, who use their status and skills to create change in society.
Lisa Kudrow and Michael Stern – 25+ Years
Just like her character Phoebe Buffay in Friends, Lisa Kudrow was lucky enough to find true love. However, not with her co-star Paul Rudd — but rather, her husband is French advertising executive Michael Stern. They met all the way back in the ’80s, before Lisa was a household name for her role in the quirky sitcom.
He was in a relationship at the time, so they didn’t make it official until the 1990s. They married one year after Friends premiered on NBC.
Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman – 27 Years
Another pair of college sweethearts, Elizabeth Banks met her husband Max Handelman at the University of Pennsylvania. Banks says she is “a little traditional when it comes to marriage.” Their love has been undying for 27 years thus far, and they tied the knot in 2003.
They now have two children named Magnus and Felix and they own their own film production company called Brownstone Productions — creating the Pitch Perfect trilogy and the recent Charlie’s Angels remake. So, they’re business partners and life partners!
Bryan Cranston and Robin Dearden – 36 Years
In real life, the Breaking Bad star is miles apart from his chaotic character Walter White. His marriage to actress Robin Dearden has been going strong for 36 years. Their secret? Mutual dedication to regular couples’ therapy.
He says, “I see a therapist from time to time when I’m feeling edgy or anxiety-ridden. My wife and I go to a couples’ therapist. Our agreement is, if either of us feels like we want to go, the other can’t object.”
Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond – 26 Years
Tina Fey is a comedy legend, whilst her husband is a music supervisor for many of her TV shows, such as 30 Rock and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Their relationship is a match made in heaven, and now they live in a multi-million dollar apartment in New York City’s Upper West Side with their two children, Penelope Athena and Alice.
It’s clear that working together has not affected their marriage. They’re a creative power couple building a successful entertainment empire.
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness – 22 Years
Their relationship is one of the strongest marriages in Hollywood. They met on the set of the Australian TV show Correlli all the way back in 1995, and they’ve never looked back. Furness was the star of the show, and Jackman was smitten straight away. Since then, his career has truly taken off, with roles in the X-Men series and The Greatest Showman.
Through their respective career ups-and-downs, they’ve been together through it all, and they claim to be soulmates.
Keith Richards and Patti Hansen – 37 Years
The Rolling Stones guitarist is known for his hedonistic lifestyle, but through it all, he has been loyal to his wife Patti Hansen. They met in 1979 when Patti was working as a model, and she claimed to have no idea who Richards was! This was a great sign for the musician, as he knew Patti was not using him for his fame.
They have two daughters, Theodora and Alexandra Nicole, who are following their mom’s footsteps into the fashion world.
Joel McHale and Sarah Williams – 24 Years
Joel McHale has made a career out of commenting on the lives of fellow celebrities as part of pop culture commentary show The Soup. So, it’s obvious that he understands the pressures that Hollywood stars are under when living their lives in the public eye. However, fame has not affected his relationship with Sarah Williams.
These lovebirds also met in college and married straight away after graduating in 1996. They have two sons together, creating their perfect family!
Matt and Luciana Damon – 15 Years
Unlike his best friend and collaborator Ben Affleck, who has had a host of high-profile relationships, Matt Damon has been loyal to one girl for quite some time. He met Argentinean actress Luciana Barros while filming goofy comedy Stuck on You in 2003. They have three daughters of their own named Isabella, Gia, and Stella.
Barros has a daughter named Alexia from a previous relationship, but they raise all of their kids as part of one, blended family. This level of stability is rare in Hollywood.
Elton John and David Furnish – 26 Years
Musical legend Elton John has had a varied career and a varied love life. After a string of unsuccessful relationships, he met David Furnish at a dinner party in 1993 and they immediately fell in love. There were some obstacles in their way, such as an age difference and same-gender marriage being illegal in the UK.
However, when it was legalized in 2014, they married straight away — after having been together for many years and welcoming two sons into the world.
Bono and Alison Hewson – 38 Years
U2 frontman Bono married his wife Alison in 1982, at the height of the band’s success. However, their love story began years earlier, as they met aged 12 at Mount Temple Comprehensive School. They are a fantastic match, as they are both passionate about achieving their goals.
Alison is a businesswoman and activist, while Bono is a musician, actor, and philanthropist. While they went through some difficult times in the mid-80s, they reunited and are still together to this day.
Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw – 29 Years
Steven Spielberg is one of the most famous directors in the world, and his film career is to thank for his long-standing marriage. He met Kate Capshaw on the set of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in 1984. Both had experienced their fair share of unsuccessful relationships, but their luck turned, and they have been together for 29 years.
They married in 1991 and together, they have raised their brood of seven children, with some from their previous marriages.
Dustin and Lisa Hoffman – 40 Years
Dustin and Lisa Hoffman’s relationship has definitely stood the test of time. It’s not the most conventional love story — they first met because Dustin’s mother was friends with Lisa’s grandmother. Their 16 year age gap meant that they didn’t get together straight away, but they reconnected many years later when Lisa was 22 and Dustin was 38.
Their lives are very different, as Lisa is a lawyer who doesn’t relate to the Hollywood lifestyle. Maybe opposites attract after all!
Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa – 29 Years
Rumor has it that Bruce Springsteen was in love with fellow musician Patti Scialfa for years before they got together. Scialfa is a talented artist in her own right, playing guitar and piano.
For years, she gigged around New York City as a solo artist, but her big break came in 1984 when she was asked to join Springsteen’s E Street Band for his “Born in the U.S.A.” tour. He fell for her straight away and the rest is history.
Dolly Parton and Carl Dean – 52 Years
Carl and Dolly met in their youth, when Parton was 18 and Dean was 21. Their chance meeting outside of a laundromat changed their lives forever, and they married two years later. While this might seem uncharacteristic of the glamorous diva Dolly, it was a small and modest wedding — with the only guests being Parton’s mom, the preacher, and his wife.
They never had children, but they have plenty of nieces, nephews, and god-children — including iconic pop star Miley Cyrus!
Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus – 26 Years
When Billy met Trish, his achy breaky heart was mended. However, their marriage has been pretty turbulent, with plenty of ups and downs. Tish already had two children from a previous relationship, whom Billy Ray adopted.
They married against the advice of his record label and have had children of their own since — with Miley Cyrus shooting to fame as the star of Disney’s Hannah Montana. Despite two separations, they have managed to stick together.
Christian Bale & Sibi Blažić – 20 Years
The Dark Knight star Christian Bale had no plans to ever get married until he met Sibi Blažić. Everyone in his family had split from their respective partners, and he was disillusioned by love. However, she soon changed his mind, and they have now been married for 20 years. They have two children, but they like to keep their private lives out of the public eye.
It’s been a successful tactic, and their relationship is strong despite sometimes being hounded by the press.
Martin and Helen Scorsese – 21 Years
It was fifth time lucky for legendary director Martin Scorsese. All of his previous marriages had failed, and he was close to giving up on love — until he met Helen. They tied the knot in 1999 and had their daughter, Francesca.
With his other high-profile relationships with stars such as Isabella Rossellini and Julia Cameron not working out, he decided to keep this romance out of the press. It was a smart move, as they’ve shared 21 years of happiness.
Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross – 33 Years
Fate can definitely bring lovers together. Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross first met back in 1969 on the set of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid alongside actor Paul Newman. However, they did not fall in love straight away. It wasn’t until almost 10 years later that the couple met again — this time to shoot the horror film, The Legacy.
Ross may have been married four times before, but this one is the real deal. They married in 1984 and never looked back.
Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld – 19 Years
Jerry Seinfeld is a legendary funnyman, and maybe this is why his wife Jessica fell for him. Her previous marriage to Broadway producer Eric Nederlander did not work out, and when she met Jerry, she knew she had found the one. They attribute their successful union to their mutual love of food!
In an interview, Jessica said, “Chicken parmesan remains the glue of our family.” Well, it must be good, because they are still together after 19 years and three kids!
Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson – 38 Years
Samuel L. Jackson is famous for playing tough guys on screen. When it comes to relationships, though, he’ a lot more mellow — and has been happily married to LaTanya Richardson for almost 40 years! She has been by his side for the entirety of his successful film career, creating a strong support system.
They work well together, and in 2009, they founded a joint charity to improve education for kids in underprivileged areas. Here’s to many more years of happiness!
Tom Selleck and Jillie Mack – 31 Years
The Magnum P.I star is sought-after by women all over the world, but he has no interest in his flocks of female fans. He has been happily married to his co-star, actress Jillie Mack, since 1987. They have one daughter named Hannah Margaret Selleck, and they credit their healthy relationship to their strong bond.
In an interview, he said, “Hopefully you marry someone who you not only love but who you like as well. I enjoy my wife’s company enormously.”
Sissy Spacek and Jack Fisk – 44 Years
Sissy Spacek is a legendary actress, known for her roles in Stephen King’s Carrie and Castle Rock. Her successful Hollywood career is to thank for her happy marriage, as she met Jack Fisk on the set of crime drama Badlands in 1973.
They didn’t expect their love to last so long, but they’ve been together for almost 50 years. Spacek says, “We opened a bank account and put $30 in it…” Apparently, at the time, 30 bucks is all you needed to get separated.
Cobie Smulders and Taran Killam – 8 Years
Many viewers recognize Cobie Smulders as Robin Scherbatsky from the hit sitcom, How I Met Your Mother — or even as Agent Maria Hill in the Marvel cinematic universe. She became engaged to Saturday Night Live star Taran Killam in January 2009 after meeting him at a mutual friend’s party four years prior.
They have been through a lot together, from illness to career ups and downs. However, they have stuck together through it all and have two daughters named Janita and Shaelyn Cado.
Ru Paul and George LeBar – 25 Years
Drag performer Ru Paul is known for his glamorous costumes and stunning hair and make-up as the host of Ru Paul’s Drag Race. On his birthday in 1994, George LeBar fell for Ru after seeing him on the dancefloor of nightclub The Limelight.
While they have only been married for three years, they have been in a relationship for a quarter of a century! They say that love, respect, and trust are the most important factors in their relationship.
Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman – 38 Years
Danny DeVito has been working in the film industry for many years — known for his iconic roles in sitcoms such as the ’70s hit series, Taxi, as well as in movies including Batman Returns. His personal life is equally as successful, as he has been married to Cheers star Rhea Perlman for almost 40 years!
They tied the knot back in 1982 and have never looked back. They have an incredibly happy marriage, and share three children named Jake, Lucy, and Grace.
Colin Firth and Livia Giuggioli – 23 years
Colin Firth is a true heartthrob, with women all over the world lusting after him following his roles in Love Actually, Mamma Mia, Bridget Jones’ Diary, and Pride and Prejudice. He met Livia Giuggioli on the set of the drama miniseries, Nostromo, in 1996 and married her only one year later.
Firth is notoriously quiet about his personal life, so no one really knows the secrets of their long-lasting marriage. All we know is that ladies around the world are very jealous!
Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward – 50 Years
Actors falling in love on set is a Hollywood cliché. Some relationships fall apart, but some are truly meant to be. Paul Newman met Joanne Woodward while performing Picnic on Broadway. They later fell in love and began dating after they both starred in the movie The Long Hot Summer. They married in 1958 and started a family together.
Newman already had three children from his previous marriage to Jaqueline Witte, but also had three more daughters with Woodward.
Ellen Page and Emma Portner – 2 Years
Ellen Page and Emma Portner have been married for two years, but they have been in love for much longer. Ellen first laid eyes on Emma on Instagram, when she came across the Canadian photographer’s profile. She instantly knew that she wanted to marry the girl.
Ellen is an actress famous for roles in Juno and Netflix series The Umbrella Academy. Their relationship works perfectly because they are both creative spirits. According to Page, it was love at first sight.
Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford – 8 Years
According to the Sun newspaper, these lovebirds knew each other since childhood. They were childhood pen pals, exchanging letters on a regular basis through a program that was run by their church. When both Mulligan and Mumford rose to fame (Carey as a Hollywood actress and Marcus as a musician in band Mumford and Sons), they reconnected.
Their romance bloomed in 2012 and they married soon after. They have two children and have lived happily together ever since. What a love story!
Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber – 20 Years
Cindy Crawford was once married to famous actor Richard Gere. However, it was not meant to be. She eventually fell for her close friend Rande Gerber, and the rest is history. The couple got married in 1998 and since then, their love has blossomed.
According to Gerber, the secret to a happy marriage is friendship, stating that “we started as friends, and we remained friends. You have to just keep that friendship and fun in the relationship.” They share two daughters together.
Rachel Brosnahan and Jason Ralph – 4 Years
Rachel Brosnahan is the star of the Amazon Prime show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. She is happily married to fellow actor Jason Ralph, who is one of the main characters in shows like The Magicians and Land’s Younger. Many media outlets made a blunder when reporting their marriage.
Some journalists reported that they were newlyweds, when in fact, they had already been married for a few years at the time! The news broke when the actors were pictured wearing wedding rings.
Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha – 7 years
Kerry Washington is known for her role in Scandal, playing one of TV’s leading ladies, Olivia Pope. She married former San Francisco football player Nnamdi Asomugha in 2013. Their marriage is idyllic, and they have three children. Not much is known about their marriage, as Kerry Washington is a private person.
She is fiercely protective of her personal life and doesn’t like to talk about it with the press. Who can blame her? The media can truly sabotage even the best of relationships.
Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak – 3 years
You most likely know Jim Parsons for playing Sheldon Cooper on the popular show The Big Bang Theory, which was a huge success all across the world. He has been with his partner Todd Spiewak for almost 15 years, and they decided to tie the knot in March 2017.
They initially did not care about getting married, but in an interview with Stephen Colbert, Parsons revealed that making their relationship official meant more than he could have ever predicted.
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka – 16 Years
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka make up one of Hollywood’s most beloved couples. They have been together for over a decade, having met in 2004. It was tough in the beginning, as Burtka was in a long-distance relationship at the time. The duo started off as friends, but it wasn’t long until things heated up.
Burtka proposed in 2007 on the street corner where they first met! They sealed the deal in 2014 with a beautiful wedding in Italy.
Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgwick – 32 years
Married for over 30 years, Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick are the picture-perfect Hollywood couple. As the story goes, they met on the set of the television series — Lemon Sky — when Bacon was 29, and Sedgwick was 22. They married in 1988 and thus began their happy life together.
Both actors are successful in their careers and have two children together. It sounds like the plot of one of their romantic movies! They are still together to this day.
Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally – 17 Years
These two make up one of the funniest couples in Tinseltown. They met while acting in a play in Los Angeles in 2000. Mullaly was already on the road to success, starring in the hit sitcom, Will and Grace. Offerman was not as lucky, struggling to get roles.
His career took off years later when he nabbed the role of Ron Swanson in Parks and Recreation, in which Mullally guest stars as his evil ex-wife! We promise, though — their real relationship is much better in real life.
Pierce Brosnan & Keely Shayne Smith – 25 Years
After tragically losing his first wife to illness, James Bond and Mamma Mia star Pierce Brosnan was devastated. A few years later, he found love again with Keely Shayne Smith, bringing some joy and happiness into his life. The couple has been together for a total of 25 years, and tied the knot in 2001.
The former model and actress has gained experience in the industry, which benefits their relationship. This allows her to support her famous husband in every way.
Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson – 30 Years
They are widely known as one of the most stable couples in the film industry. However, Tom Hanks actually met his wife under difficult circumstances. When the two met on the set of Bosom Buddies, Hanks was actually already married. However, this did not stop him from falling for co-star Rita Wilson.
They eventually ended up getting together, and are happily married to this day. The couple manages to get through their struggles by not only loving one another but also liking each other.
John Travolta & Kelly Preston – 29 Years
It’s another classic Hollywood love story. John Travolta met Kelly Preston at a screen test for their 1989 comedy, The Experts. Just like Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Preston was still married to actor Kevin Gage at the time. However, it was love at first sight for Travolta, and he made it his mission to get the girl.
When Kelly and Kevin separated, she started dating heartthrob George Clooney. However, in 1990 Travolta managed to sweep her off her feet.
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard – 18 Years
Maggie Gyllenhaal has her famous younger brother to thank for her lasting marriage! Peter Sarsgaard is a close friend of Jake Gyllenhaal, and he introduced the pair. They began dating all the way back in 2002 and never looked back. Maggie gave birth to their eldest daughter, Ramona, in 2006 and they married three years later in May of 2009.
In 2012, Gyllenhaal gave birth to their second child, a baby girl named Gloria Ray. The family currently lives in Brooklyn.
Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher – 18 Years
Sacha Baron Cohen is known for his hilarious characters in mockumentary films and TV shows such as Borat, Da Ali G Show, and Bruno. However, his love for wife Isla Fisher is no joke. The pair met in 2002 at a party in Sydney, Australia and it was love at first sight.
They started dating and got engaged in 2004, marrying just six weeks later in Paris! Fisher even converted to Judaism, proving her dedication and love for her husband.
Danny Masterson & Bijou Phillips – 16 Years
Danny Masterson is most widely known for playing commitment-phobe Steven Hyde on popular sitcom That ’70s Show. It’s clear that he’s nothing like his character, though, because Masterson has been with his partner Bijou Phillips since 2004! She is a definite catch, working as an actress and model.
She is also the daughter of John Phillips from The Mamas & the Papas. They tied the knot in October 2011 and welcomed their first child — Fianna Frances — together in February 2014.
Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick – 21 Years
Sex and The City star Sarah Jessica Parker may be like her character Carrie Bradshaw in some certain respects, (such as her stunning taste in designer clothes), but she definitely doesn’t share the same romantic struggles.
Parker’s brother introduced her to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’s Matthew Broderick a few decades ago. It didn’t take long before the two fell in love and got married. In an interview, she swooned about their family life, “I love that he’s the father of my children.”
Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi – 14 Years
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have faced some obstacles in their many years together. The two have known each other for nearly 20 years and have been in love for 15, but restrictions on same-gender marriage plagued the early days of their romance.
They initially kept their love secret, as same-gender relationships were still taboo. The two finally tied the knot in 2008 once the ban was lifted. Today, they are free to live their lives without judgment.
Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith – 21 Years
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith aren’t your average couple. Yes, they are Hollywood superstars, but they have also experienced separation rumors, cheating allegations, and speculation about an open marriage. However, they have worked hard to keep things going despite it all. They regularly discuss their relationship in Pinkett Smith’s talk show Red Table Talk, allowing them to practice open and honest communication.
Before this, Will said, “We only ever worked on ourselves individually.” Now, their marriage is stronger than ever before.
Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos – 26 Years
Another screen test meet-cute! Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos first bumped into each other in 1994 at his screen test for All My Children. Kelly was playing Hayley Vaughan, and as fate would have it, Consuelos was auditioning for the role of Mateo — Hayley’s boyfriend on the show.
Sparks flew, and their on-screen romance blossomed into a real-life love affair. Fast forward 26 years later, and the actors are more in love than ever before. It’s a beautiful story!
Kanye West & Kim Kardashian – 8 Years
Believe it or not, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West first met all the way back in 2004 on the set of a music video for hip-hop star Brandy. They stayed in touch for eight years and started dating in 2012, even though Kim was still legally married to professional basketball player Kris Humphries.
Together, they have created a media empire, forming one of the most powerful couples in the entertainment industry. They have completed their family with four beautiful children.