It’s not uncommon for celebrity marriages to fall apart. In fact, it’s almost expected. But despite the downfall of many, a few Hollywood relationships have withstood the test of time.
Some have made it through reported cheating scandals, divorces, and breakups, and they’ve all had to deal with busy schedules. A few couples have kept their marriages private, but others have aired all of their dirty laundry. Some think avoiding official wedding vows is the key to success, but one couple just celebrated their golden anniversary.
These famous lovebirds may be divided on the best tips and tricks for happy relationships, but they all have one thing in common: they’ve lasted.
Here are 10 of the longest celebrity relationships.
- Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi: 13 years
Ellen DeGeneres met Portia de Rossi in 2004 and the two later tied the knot in 2008.
In October 2016’s issue of People magazine, where Ellen was featured on the cover, she opened up about being married to her “best friend.”
“Portia and I constantly say to each other, ‘We are so lucky.’ Sometimes it’s lying in bed at night before I go to sleep, and I just say thank you to whatever, whoever is out there,” she said.
- Julia Roberts and Daniel Moder: 17 years
Julia Roberts and her husband, Daniel Moder, met in 2000 on the set of ‘The Mexican.” They married in 2002 after he divorced his first wife and have had two children together, twins Hazel Patricia and Phinnaeus “Finn” Walter, and son, Henry Daniel Moder.
In November 2015, she sat downwith Extra’s Mario Lopez to divulge the secret to a happy marriage for entertainment couples.
“I don’t think it’s exclusive to entertainment couples. I wouldn’t even think of us as an entertainment couple, but I don’t know,” she said. “Kissing.”
- Beyoncé and Jay-Z: about 18 years
Bey and Jay met around 1999 and he put a ring on it in 2008. The couple has three children, daughters, Blue Ivy and Rumi and son Sir.
The couple has always been pretty quiet about their relationship and personal lives, even after dropping songs about potential cheating scandals. The reason they’ve been quiet?
“What Jay and I have is real. It’s not about interviews or getting the right photo op. It’s real,” she explained to Essence magazine back in 2008. She did sit down with Oprah in 2012 to shed a bit more light though.
“I would not be the woman I am if I did not go home to that man,” she told Oprah. “It gives me such a foundation.”
- David and Victoria Beckham: 20 years
David and Victoria Beckham are Britain’s it couple. Posh Spice gave her number to Beckham back in 1997 and he still has the London-to-Manchester plane ticket she wrote it on. They got married in 1999 and the rest is history.
In a piece she wrote for British Vogue, she let everyone know that love at first sight really does exist.
“Yes, love at first sight does exist. It will happen to you in the Manchester United players’ lounge – although you will get a little drunk, so exact details are hazy,” she wrote.
- Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith: 22 years
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith met in 1995 when she auditioned to play one of Will’s girlfriends on “Fresh Prince.” They married in 1997 and are parents to teen stars Jaden and Willow. But it hasn’t been a picnic this whole time. Luckily, Jada hasn’t gotten caught up in any of the cheating and divorce rumors.
“Here’s what I trust: The man that Will is… is a man of integrity. He’s got all the freedom in the world,” she told SiriusXM host Howard Stern. “As long as Will can look himself [in] the mirror and be okay? I’m good.”
- Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick: 26 years
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick met in 1991 through the actress’s brother. They wed in 1997 and have three children together.
The high-profile couple usually keeps their relationship behind closed doors, but at the premiere of Parker’s new HBO series “Divorce” Broderick offered advice to an Entertainment Tonight reporter who asked what their secret was.
“Communicating,” Broderick said. “Don’t go to bed mad.”
- Snoop Dogg and Shante Taylor: about 28 years
Snoop met his first (and technically second) wife in high school sometime in the late ’80s. They divorced in 2004, but married again in 2008.
He gushed over her in a 2013 interview with Queen Latifah saying:
“Because you gotta understand the turmoil and stuff that I put her through, in my journey on becoming successful, because I had no understanding of how I was doing her, how I was hurting her, and how I was betraying myself, until I became a man and realized that I had to love this woman who loved me and had my kids, and put my life in perspective and let my music and my business be secondary.”
- Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham: 31 years
TV personality Oprah Winfrey met her longtime partner back in 1986. The couple has never gotten married, but they were engaged back in 2012. Their reasoning for skipping the ceremony? Oprah says it’s because marriage is too normal for their far from normal relationship.
“If you ever interviewed him, he would tell you that had we married, we would not be together today,” Oprah said in an interview with Access Hollywood. “Because he’s a traditional man and this is a very nontraditional relationship.
- Denzel and Pauletta Washington: 40 years
Denzel and Pauletta Washington met in 1977 and got hitched in 1983, but back in the ’80s, Pauletta actually rejected his proposal three times.
He initially thought that he’d only asked twice, but his wife readily corrected him while they were chatting with Access Hollywood at the L.A. premiere of “2 Guns.”
“You heard it here first,” he said. “She turned me down, she said no. And since it was three times, that means she turned me down twice.”
- Prince William and Kate Middleton: 13 years
Prince William and Kate Middleton met as students at St. Andrews University in 2004. They parted ways in 2007 briefly, only to get back together later that year. They got engaged in 2010 and had a totally over-the-top royal wedding in 2011.
And though they are royals, Kate and William made it clear that they have a fun-loving relationship like everyone else.
“Obviously we both have a very fun time together, both have a very good sense of humour about things, we’re down to earth, we take the mickey out of each other a lot, and she’s got plenty of habits that make me laugh that I tease her about,” Prince William said during their engagement.
They have two children together, Charlotte and George.
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