20 Celebrity Couples Who Have Been Together The Longest

You’ve heard the story: two people meet, they fall in love and, eventually, the spotlight manages to break them up. That’s the case with most celebrity couples and, while we may root for them with all the strength of our hearts, sometimes things aren’t just meant to be. Luckily for you, we have gone through Hollywood’s archives and found a list of celebrity couples who, in spite of the adversities, are still together. Enjoy our countdown featuring the most long-lasting couples of the business! 

#20. Neil Patrick Harris And David Burtka

With over a decade of love, the How I Met Your Mother actor and his husband, actor-chef David Burtka are the mere definition of couple goals. The pair first met in 2004 and, according to Patrick Harris, he fell in love with David the moment he saw him. Sadly, Burtka was dating someone else at the time. However, this relationship was a long distance one and it wasn’t going really well. Eventually, Burtka and his partner broke up.

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Luckily for Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka wasn’t going to let love escape his life, and the pair went on their first date. Time went by and the couple was not only going strong but also starting a family! On October 12, 2012, they welcomed their son and daughter, Gideon Scott and Harper Grace. Two years later, they decided to get married in Italy. The ceremony was beautiful, and it even included a special performance by Sir Elton John!

#19. Angela Basset And Courtney B. Vance

Angela Basset and Courtney B. Vance have been together before becoming successful award-winning actors. The couple met back in 1980, while both of them were attending the Yale School of Drama. Love didn’t happen overnight, though. The American Horror Story star and her now husband shared many years of friendship before tying the knot.

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Finally, the pair decided to get married in October 1997 and, almost a decade later, they became parents of twins. Several times they were asked about their solid relationship and the secret to it, and the couple always gave the same answer: their religious faith. According to them, they have been able to keep their relationship strong thanks to their relationship with God.

#18. Bruce Springsteen And Patti Scialfa

Love, musicians and long-lasting relationships are words which we do not often hear on the same sentence. However, there is always an exception. Let us tell you about Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa’s love story. These two met at the Stone Pony, which was a well-known New Jersey bar in the eighties, but at the time he was married to someone else. However, the chemistry was undeniable.

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Eventually, Bruce ended his relationship and he and Patti Scialfa (who was a member of the E Street Band) moved in together and got married in 1991. They have been together for almost thirty years and now enjoy a happy life, living in New Jersey. Bruce and Patti have three children: Evan James, Jessica Rae, and Samuel Ryan.

#17. Elton John And David Furnish

Elton John and producer and director David Furnish started dating back in 1993. Even though the love they share was definitely meant to be, these two had to face a few obstacles at the beginning of their relationship. Sources have reported that since their lifestyles were quite different David felt a bit overwhelmed. He was also pretty insecure about dating Elton, due to the fact that being with him meant having to be in a serious relationship.

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Luckily for them, they were so into each other that it wasn’t difficult for them to create a bond based on their common interests. Oh, and let’s not forget the most important thing they share… Love! They are not only crazy about each other but also about their two sons: Zachary and Elijah. The couple took their relationship one step further and on December 21, 2014, they got married in the UK.

#16. Cindy Crawford And Rande Gerber

The always gorgeous Cindy Crawford married Rande Gerber more than twenty years ago. One might think that there has to be some secret to a healthy happy marriage, right? According to them, there is. The couple has said multiple times that it is possible to stay together for such a long time if you learn to make your relationship a priority.

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The supermodel and the entrepreneur have a son named Presley and a daughter named Kaia, and both of them are following their mother’s footsteps. However, Cindy and Rande want their kids to study and to at least experience what it’s like to go to college.

Go to our next slide to find out which couple had their first date at a church!

#15. Mark Wahlberg And Rhea Durham

The actor and his wife, Rhea, had their first date at a church. This surely must have been some kind of prophecy of what was going to happen (several years and a break up) later. Don’t you think? The couple started dating way back in 2001 and after four years of being engaged, they tied the knot in 2009. At the time, they had three children. However, they had their fourth child in January 2010.

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Their wedding ceremony was a very intimate and romantic one, with only around twelve close friends and family. You may wonder how Mark and his wife manage to spend so many years together, before and after the children. Well, according to Mark, what makes a marriage successful is spending quality time together. Sounds about right, don’t you think?

#14. Sacha Baron Cohen And Isla Fisher

The man behind Borat and his wife, actress Isla Fisher met at a party in Sydney, Australia, back in 2002. Two years later, they got engaged. Their wedding didn’t take place instantly, as they had to wait for Isla to finish her studies to convert to Judaism. Finally, in 2010, the pair tied the knot. Can you believe only six people attended the ceremony?

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Isla and Sacha decided to have such an intimate and small ceremony because they wanted to celebrate their union only with their closest loved ones. Now, after many years of being together, they have a big beautiful family. Their daughters, Olive and Elula were born in 2007 and 2011, respectively. They also have a son named Montgomery, who was born in 2015.

#13. Maggie Gyllenhaal And Peter Sarsgaard

Maggie Gyllenhaal and her husband, American actor Peter Sarsgaard met at a dinner party in 2002. Since the moment they saw each other, their love became unbreakable. After four years together, the couple announced both their engagement and the news that they were expecting their first child. Their daughter Ramona was born in 2006 and three years later the pair got married in a ceremony in Italy.

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About six years later, Maggie and Peter welcomed their second (and youngest) daughter, called Gloria. Even though they are quite active in the film and television industry, both Maggie and Peter have always managed to take care of their family. They made sure that the upbringing of their daughters was always their number one priority.

Slide to see which couple met on set when she auditioned to play his girlfriend…

#12. Will Smith And Jada Pinkett-Smith

Will and Jada, one of Hollywood’s favorite power-couples, met way back in 1994 when she auditioned to play Will’s girlfriend on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Although Jada and Will didn’t get to play onscreen lovers, the did become friends and, eventually, a couple. A few years later, the pair got married in a private ceremony on New Year’s Eve. That’s pretty romantic, right?

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After many years together, Will and Jada seem to have found a way of making their celebrity marriage work. In fact, both of them have always managed to balance their careers and their big family. Will has a son named Trey from his first marriage, and two children with Jada: Jaden and Willow.

#11. David And Victoria Beckham

The Beckhams could possibly be described as the most stylish couple on our list. They represent pop culture royalty like no others. The couple met in 1997, at the Manchester United player’s lounge. According to Victoria (or Posh Spice, like all of us like to call her), their romance has been full of sparks since the beginning.

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Less than a year later, the couple happily announced their engagement and in 1999 they got married. The couple chose their four-month-old son Brooklyn Joseph to be the ring bearer at the ceremony. Isn’t that cute? The years went by, and the Beckhams soon became parents to three more children: two boys named Romeo James and Cruz David, and a girl named Harper Seven.

#10. Kelly Ripa And Mark Consuelos

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos met on the set of All My Children many years ago when they were starting out in the business. Now, they are happily married and have three children: Michael, Lola, and Joaquin. Not too long ago, Kelly was asked about their life and their marriage:

“We’re good friends and, you know, relationships evolve and we just happen to be lucky enough that we evolved together,” she said.

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Like we said before, both Mark and Kelly starred together in All My Children but that’s not the only time they were an item on TV. Did you know that they became an on-screen couple yet again this January? That’s right, Kelly Ripa made a brief appearance on CW’s Riverdale, where she played Hiram Lodge’s mistress.

#9. Ellen DeGeneres And Portia de Rossi

Ellen DeGeneres has always been one of America’s favorite people. Let’s not forget that she is also a charismatic talk show host. So it’s no surprise that when she came out of the closet people were very supportive. The love and support didn’t stop there, as everyone seemed to be really happy for Ellen when she and Portia de Rossi became a couple back in 2004.

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After the same-sex marriage ban in California was lifted in 2008, Ellen and Portia had a luxurious wedding at their California home, and it has been reported that the Ally McBeal and Scandal actress has legally changed her name to Portia Lee James Degeneres. Over a decade later, the couple is stronger than ever, and they’re enjoying their life with their many pets.

#8. Sarah Jessica Parker And Matthew Broderick

Most of us are used to seeing Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw running all over New York and going from one heartache to another, right? But the truth is SJP is nothing like Carrie. While her TV (and movie) character is known for being neither a mother nor a family woman, Sarah Jessica Parker is both those things. In fact, she has been married to actor Matthew Broderick since 1997, and they have three children.

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The couple met in 1991 and have been inseparable since. When Sarah was asked about their life together she said that they were very devoted to their family.

“I love our life. I love that he’s the father of my children, and it’s because of him that there’s this whole other world that I love,” she added.

#7. Kurt Russell And Goldie Hawn

While some of Hollywood’s couples seem to be doomed and destined to fail, some others seem to be off to a promising future. That was the case with Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. They met in 1983, on the set of Swing Shift. Many years went by, and they remain as in love as they were when they started to date.

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After so many years together, the logical thing was to seal their love by exchanging wedding vows, right? Goldie and Kurt didn’t think so and chose to remain unmarried. However, they did have a ceremony to celebrate their love. According to the actress, the key to a long healthy relationship is simple: communication and the will to stay together and work together as a couple.

#6. Felicity Huffman And William H. Macy

The Desperate Housewives actress and the Shameless actor first hit it off while both of them were working with the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City. Over twenty years have passed, and their love remains the same. For their 20th anniversary in 2017, Felicity praised her husband through a Tweet.

“You give me a thrill every time you walk through the door,” she wrote.

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The actress also explained the secret of their marriage by saying that every day they take at least thirty minutes to talk about what’s really going on with their lives. This way, they are able to keep an honest relationship. According to them, it is communication is what matters the most.

#5. Kevin Bacon And Kyra Sedgwick

Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick have been together for longer than any of us could ever remember. According to what Bacon told TV host Stephen Cobert, he actually met Kyra Sedgwick when he was a nineteen-year-old young man and she was only twelve years old. They started dating when they met again on the set of Lemon Sky when both of them were in their twenties.

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Kevin and Kyra were happily in love so, in 1988, they decided to get married. The couple tied the knot on September 4. Moving almost thirty years forward, we find them living their best life with their children Travis and Sosie, and they love sharing the love they feel for each other on Instagram and Twitter.

#4. Michael J. Fox And Tracy Pollan

Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan met in the eighties when she was cast to play his love interest on NBC’s Family Ties. They made their relationship official in 1988, just a year before Back To The Future Part II was released. The actor, who was recently struggling with Parkinson Disease, credited his wife for all the love and support she has given him over the years.

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“I wouldn’t be alive today if it weren’t for Tracy, I don’t doubt that,” he said.

When it comes to Hollywood couples, we tend to forget that love is meant to last, so we are really happy that thirty years later their romance is stronger than ever, right? They have had four kids over the years: Sam, Esme, Aquinnah, and Schuyler.

Make sure you go to our next slide to see what has been of a certain pretty woman’s love life!

#3. Julia Roberts And Danny Moder

They may not have been together for over thirty years like some of the couples of our list. However, their love is definitely worth mentioning!  The pair met when both of them were working on the film The Mexican, back in 2000. The Oscar-winning actress was dating actor Benjamin Bratt at the time, and the cameraman was married, so their love story had to wait.

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Like you can imagine, life brought them back together again, and their romance began. They got married in 2002 and in 2004 they became parents to twins. Three years later, their third son was born.

Slide to learn more about our favorite queen B’s love life!

#2. Beyonce And Jay Z

The Carters, like they like to be called, have been through hell and back. We have all heard about the cheating scandal that inspired Beyoncé’s Lemonade, right? But long before the scandals and the limelights, Beyonce was just a young woman stepping into the music industry. Shortly after, she met Jay Z and according to her, she started dating him when she was 19.

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Nearly ten years later they got married and the power couple they are today was born. Like we mentioned before, they have undergone some rough times, but luckily for them, they were able to sort things out and they seem to be happier than ever. They are not only successful stars, but also happy and successful parents. Beyoncé gave birth to Blue Ivy in 2012, and to Rumi and Siri in 2017.

#1. Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson

Did you know that old saying “happy wife, happy life”? Well, it certainly serves Tom Hanks right. He does nothing but praise his wife, actress Rita Wilson, whenever he can. He once told Oprah that the success of their relationship was a matter of timing, maturity, and also their willingness to have an intimate connection.

“I’m a lucky man. Rita could have done better, but, you know, every now and again, you win the lottery,” he added.

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The couple met back in 1985 when they were shooting the comedy Volunteers, but they didn’t start a relationship immediately. Tom and Rita remained good friends until they reunited in 1987. They tied the knot a year after and ended up having two sons: Chet and Truman, born in 1990 and 1995, respectively.

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