Hollywood’s Longest Marriages
Most people aim to get married only once in their life. Marriage is a life-long commitment to spend the rest of your life with the person you love and being in the public eye shouldn’t change that. Here are a few of Hollywood’s longest lasting marriages. We hope you and your other half outlast them all!
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick – married May 1997
This acting couple are notoriously private and keep their marriage away from the prying eyes of the press. The happy couple have 3 children together and have now been married for nearly 17 years. Parker once told Marie Claire that she and her husband “don’t talk about our marriage a lot, which is probably wise. There are so many other things in our lives that take precedence over the splitting of the atom of our marriage.”
David Bowie and Iman – married April 1992
What could sound any cooler than a supermodel marrying a rock star? It’s just meant to be. After 22 years of marriage the attractive couple are still going strong. Big on romance this couple believe that actions speak louder than words when showing their love for each other.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith – married 1997
This couple although married for 17 years have known each other for much longer. They met in 1990 when Pinkett auditioned for the role of Will’s girlfriend in his television show Fresh Prince of Bel Air. She didn’t get the part but they stayed in touch and in 1995 when Will’s first marriage broke down they got together. Although the couple have been the target of much speculation in the press recently they appear to be stronger than ever.
Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn – together since 1983
Okay, so technically this isn’t one of Hollywood’s longest marriages but they have been together a long time – 31 years to be exact. Goldie said on The View a few years ago, “We’re not gonna get married. I mean, we’re happy. I still like the idea that I’m his girlfriend… I was married twice. I think that there’s a sense of idealism really about wanting to be married and have a family… My feeling is our journey, and there isn’t any way we’re gonna put a stop or should (put a stop to it) because it’s all a learning process.”
Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith – married May 1996
When this couple first met they were both in separate marriages and although these relationships didn’t work out this one seems to be – the couple have been married for well over 17 years now. Banderas has said, “To be married in our profession is not an easy thing, as there are too many beautiful people around, very interesting people. It’s just a matter of really being patient and probably having the capacity and the faith of falling in love with your own wife again, which happened to me. It’s almost like a fire that you just feed with little pieces of wood, little by little, and then if you cross a certain line around the sixth, seventh, eighth year, everything becomes easier.”
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne – married July 1982
This famously feisty couple met when Sharon was just 18 and have a working as well as a romantic relationship. Together for nearly 32 years their rollercoaster of a relationship has survived drug addictions and life threatening all-terrain vehicle accidents as well as the birth of 3 children and 1 grandchild (they have other children and grandchildren from previous relationships too). This couple brings a whole new meaning to ‘stand by your man’.
Other long term relationships include:
Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlaman – together 43 years and married for 32
Denzel and Pauletta Washington – married 30 years
Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson – married 34 years
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson – 26 years John Travolta and Kelly Preston – together 27 years married for 23
Sadly not all married couples have the longevity of these pairings and it has recently been announced that megastars Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are divorcing after 10 years of marriage and 2 children together.
Get your marriage off to a good start with a stunning platinum wedding band and hopefully you’ll be together as long as the Osbourne’s – or maybe even longer.