Long-Lasting Celebrity Couples: Romances That Stood The Test Of Time

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Long-lasting Hollywood couples

It sometimes feels we report on more celebrity splits and divorces than happier moments in the lives of celebrities.

But it’s not all gloom and doom, some Hollywood couples have been together a very long time and are still going strong!

We want to highlight some actual successful celebrity relationships!

Victoria and David Beckham

David and Victoria Beckham photos

Victoria and David first met during a charity soccer match in 1997, which led to the soccer star requesting a meeting with the Spice Girls star, Posh Spice.

Victoria admitted that she didn’t really know who David was and wasn’t really into sports.  But that fact didn’t stop them from falling for one another.

The couple got married in 1999. They have been happily married for 15 years now, and have four children together – Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and a daughter, Harper.

Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell

Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell pics

This couple may not officially be married, but have been together for 21 years.  Both Goldie and Kurt had been married once before meeting, so maybe that put them off on tying the knot.

The couple met when filming The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band in 1968, but only started dating when they worked together on the movie Swing Shift in 1983.

They have one son together, Wyatt Russell who is a former professional hockey player. Goldie had son Oliver Hudson and daughter Kate Hudson from her first marriage.  Kurt had a son from his first marriage, Boston Russell, who was born in 1980.

Ali Hewson and Bono

Ali Hewson and Bono pics

U2’s Bono and wife Ali Hewson have been married since 1982.  The marriage started off rough because they were in debt with Bono’s record label and couldn’t afford to go on a honeymoon.

The couple lived in a small home in Ireland with the rest of the U2 band members. As the band began to get more popular, Ali Hewson found it difficult to adjust to her husband’s new fame. She would make the effort to join U2 at trendy nightclubs and events, but reportedly wasn’t comfortable in the limelight.

Ali obtained a degree in social sciences while Bono was touring. The couple now have four children together.

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker met Matthew Broderick at the Naked Angels Theater Company, after splitting with Robert Downey Jr. over his drug problems.

Parker and the Ferris Bueller’s Day Off star were married in a historic synagogue in Manhattan on May 19th 1997 and have been happily married ever since.

The couple welcomed their son, James Wilkie Broderick, in 2002. They later welcomed twin daughters, Marion and Tabitha, via a surrogate in 2009.

Freddie Prinze Jr and Sarah Michelle Prinze (Gellar)

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr

Freddie and Sarah first met in 1997 after meeting on the movie “I Know What You Did Last Summer”.  But the couple didn’t start dating until 2000.

The couple announced their engagement in April 2001 and married in Mexico in 2002.  The wedding was officiated by Adam Shankman, the director of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Freddie and Sarah later starred together on the Scooby Doo movies.

The couple welcomed their first child Charlotte in 2009 and welcomed son Rocky in 2012.

Iman and David Bowie

David Bowie and Iman

Iman and David were married previously before meeting each other; David once and Iman twice. The two got married in 1992 at a private ceremony in Lausanne in Switzerland.

They have one daughter together, Alexandria Jones (known as Lexi) who was born in 2000. David Bowie also has a son called Zowie Bowie, who changed his name to Duncan Jones and pursued a film directing career.

Iman also has a child from a previous marriage, Zulekha Haywood.

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale

Gavin Rossdale & Gwen Stefani

We love Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani as a couple!  They are both very attractive and definitely make pretty children together.

Gavin and Gwen met in 1995 while on tour together, when she was the opening act for Gavin’s band, Bush. The two got married in 2002 and now have three sons together – Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have been married for over 26 years! Tom and Rita met while filming the television show Bosom Buddies.

Their working relationship became romantic when they both filmed Volunteers together. The pair have two sons, Chester and Truman, along with two children from Tom’s previous marriage, Colin and Elizabeth.

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones

Michael Douglas,Catherine Zeta-Jones

Michael and Catherine met in 1998 at a film festival in 1998.  The 25-year age gap may not be the easiest, but they have appeared to make it work.

Catherine revealed that when she first met Michael that he told her he wanted to father her children. Apparently his odd pick-up line worked!

The couple got engaged in 1999 and were married in 2000, before having two children together.

The Hollywood couple went through a rough patch in 2013, living apart to evaluate their marriage.  But they moved back in together just several months later.

Most of us want to believe true love exists and can last long-term. These celebrity couples give us all some hope!

 

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