21 Celebrity Couples Keeping the Magic Alive after 20 Years

While social media keep us constantly updated when it comes to the new couples, it sometimes fails to update us on Hollywood’s most lasting love stories. To keep you well informed, we have brought you this list of 21 celebrity couples who show us that it is possible to  keep their love alive over the years! Pay special attention to #12, #5 and #1 these couples will give you great advice!

#21. Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell

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The pair has one secret to keep the romance alive through the years… Never getting married! Yeah, they claim that that’s their secret to keep the flame burning since 1983. Apart from steering clear of the wedding chappel, the couple attributes a healthy intimate life to their long-lasting relationship.

#20.  Elton John and David Furnish

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Although it was not until 2014 that the couple was able to tie the knot, their love dates back 1993, when they began their courtship. They are now happily married and raising their two boys, Zachary and Elijah.

#19. Michelle and Barack Obama

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Before they became the presidential couple we all know, the former First Lady was Barack’s mentor at a Chicago law firm. Even though their relationship seems to be perfect, they have been open about resorting to couple’s counseling to work on their marriage.

#18. Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy

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It was not until after 15 years of on-and-off dating that Felicity agreed to marry the actor. Now, over twenty years have passed, and the couple rely on their love for acting to push each other creatively. And speaking of combining love and creativity… The pair bought and rebuilt Felicity’s childhood home and, in 1997, they celebrated their wedding in the backyard.

#17. Steve and Nancy Carrell

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The pair met when Nancy was an improv student at Steve’s class at the Second City. Over twenty years later, the couple is happily married. They have also been an on screen perfectly awkward pair, on The Office, when Nancy played Carol Stills, Michael Scott’s real estate agent.

#16. Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond

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Just like the Carrels, Tina Fey and her husband Jeff Richmond, met at the Second City in Chicago, 1994. Tina has always been involved with comedy projects, so Jeff used to make sweet music to accompany them.

#15. Julia Louis Dreyfus and Brad Hall

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When Julia met Brad at Northwestern University, in 1987, she knew almost immediately that he was the one. After college, the couple performed together on SNL from 1982 to 1984. Several years later, they are married and enjoy snuggling up at NU basketball games to watch on of their sons play on the court.  

#14. Snoop Dog and Shante Broadus

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What once could have been only puppy love, blossomed into a long relationship. Snoop Dogg met his wife Shante Boradus when they were in high school. Even though they got divorced in 2004, the pair remarried and even became grandparents in 2015!

#13. Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness

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The couple met on the set of the Australian TV show Corelli and got married in 1996.  Jackman, who has always been openly smitten by Deb, stated that being madly in love with her, and their stable relationship, are what made his career a successful one.

#12. Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon

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Bacon and Sedgwick celebrated their 30th anniversary by sharing their adorable rendition of “To Love Somebody,” from the Bee Gees. Via Twitter, Kevin Bacon reffered to Kyra as the woman of his dreams and the music in his life. How sweet!

#11. Kelly Preston and John Travolta

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When Travolta and Preston met in 1987 on the set of The Experts, it was love at first sight. Less than five years later, the pair got married for the first time, and later had a second ceremony to make their union valid under the church of Scientology

#10. Denzel and Pauletta Washington

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According to Denzel, the secret to a healthy long marriage is being friends with your partner. And since he’s been married to his wife, Pauletta, for 35 years, we can say that he’s right! Pauletta’s devotion to the family is also a key ingredient. In fact, their son, actor John David Washington, credited his mother for teaching him “how to love.”

#9. Joel Coen and Frances McDormand

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The couple’s romance began in 1983, when Francis auditioned for Blood Simple, Joel’s film. They have been unseparable ever since. Focusing on their marriage and on their son, and keeping their life private were key elements for this quirky couple to last as much as they do.

#8. Tina Turner and Erwin Bach

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The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll found the love of her life in her second marriage. After beeing together since 1985, Tina Turner and Erwin Bach married in 2017. As if their love wasn’t already strong enough, shortly after their nuptials, Bach donated Tina a kidney.  After the transplant, Turner revealed that she felt happy, overwhelmed and relieved that they had come through that situation alive.

#7. Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos

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The couple met in All My Children, where they shared hot soap opera scenes. After their onscreen romance became a real one, and true to their romantic playful side, the pair eloped in Las Vegas in 1996.

#6. Angela Basset and Courtney B. Vance

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Angela Basset and Courtney B. Vance met at the Yale School of Drama where they both earned their MFAs. They tied the knot in 1997 and have two children together.

#5. Meryl Streep and Don Gummer

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Meryl’s boyfriend, John Cazale, died in 1978. To help her move out of their shared apartment, Meryl’s brother brought his friend, Don.  Little did everyone know that that moment was the beginning of a new love story for Meryl. Six months later, Meryl and Don got married, and have been together ever since.

#4. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

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The couple met on the set of Bosom Buddieswhen Tom was still married. Still, the chemistry he had with Rita was undeniable. A few years later, they got married and they have kept a strong relationship for thirty years! According to Tom, the secret of happy marriage is “always telling the truth”.

#3. Sarah Jesica Parker and Matthew Broderick

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After raising three children together and being married for over 20 years, the couple has managed to balance their careers and family life . They’ve said that time apart from each other due to their hectic schedules has been good for their relationship and has given them much needed independence.

#2. LL Cool J and Simone Smith

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They got married  in 1995, but their love dates back to their high school years. The couple faced rough times together, especially when Simone was diagnosed with bone cancer en 2005. During that time, LL Cool J put projects on hold to stay by her side.

#1. Jeff Bridges and Susan Geston

 

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After being married for forty years, Jeff Bridges says he loves his wife more and more every year. According to the Oscar winner, the secret to a long lasting love is perseverance.

 “If you change your partners every time, it gets tough or you get a little dissatisfied, then you don’t get the richness that’s available in a long term relationship,” said the actor. 

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