20 Celebrity Couples Who Actually Stayed Together And Proved Love Can Last Forever

Breakups are always a tricky thing to overcome. It takes a whole lot of effort to comprehend that there may not be a future with that person. The worst thing you can do after a break up is despair. However, you should always have hope because some things do indeed last forever. These celebrities have been through their fair share of heartbreak, but have eventually found their soulmates. Let’s take a look at their stories.

Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell – 35 years

Although Kurt Russell looks like a bad boy in every movie of his, in real life, he is a true sweetheart. Ever since 1983, he and Goldie Hawn have been thriving as a couple and building on their relationship. After many ups and downs before Goldie, Kurt has settled down and has become happy and peaceful. Not only that, but he is also a stand up father to Goldie’s kids from her previous marriage.

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Samuel L. Jackson & LaTanya Richardson – 38 years

You would often expect celebrities to meet their spouses in some kind of fancy environment, but this was not the case with Mr. Jackson and LaTanya. They met while both were attending Morehouse College. All these years, LaTanya has been by his side, providing him with support at all the receptions and premieres they attend. They have a 26-year-old daughter named Zoe.

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Robert Downey Jr. & Susan Levin – 13 years

Here is a heartwarming story! You probably know about Robert’s struggles with drugs in the 90s and how much trouble he had because of it. Despite his past and mental problems, Susan decided to give him a chance. Flash forward to 2018 and the effort and trust paid off, giving them a lovely family with two little kids.

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Jamie Lee Curtis & Christopher Guest – 34 years

A long time has passed since Jamie Lee and Christopher tied the knot in a private ceremony at the home of their mutual friend, Rob Reiner. They had decided to adopt two children, Anne who is 32, and the 22-year-old Thomas. It just goes to show that true love can withstand all sorts of problems, like infertility and other issues. Father Time is nothing for those in love!

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Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick – 21 years

Sarah Jessica has quite a long history of romances. Her exes include Robert Downey Jr, John F. Kennedy Jr., and much more, all of whom ended in failure. However, in 1997, her luck was about to change. Matthew Broderick has stayed by her side all these years, with no intention to stop supporting her and providing her with constant love and affection. They have three kids.

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Michael Caine & Shakira Baksh – 45 years

It’s been almost half a century for the iconic Sir Michael Caine and his lovely wife. Shakira immediately caught Michael’s eye after he saw her in a commercial back in 1973. He was so excited that he called his friend to somehow get him her number. Initially, she refused to go out with him, so he called her every day for ten straight days until she finally said yes. Persistence pays off!

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Bono & Alison Hewson – 36 years

Bono has been one of the most famous rock stars in the last 30-40 years. His work with U2 is unparalleled, and they have so many wonderful love songs. The main reason that these songs exist is Bono’s beloved wife Ali, to whom he dedicated many of them and has proclaimed her his muse. They have four lovely children and an incredible marriage.

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Tina Turner & Erwin Bach – 33 years

Tina Turner had her fair share of marital troubles, especially during the turbulent marriage she had with Ike Turner. Fortunately, all that changed in 1985, when she met and got together with German record executive Ervin Bach. They were together for 27 years before finally deciding to tie the knot during an intimate ceremony on the shores of Lake Zurich.

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Elton John & David Furnish – 25 years

This adorable couple is going strong after 25 long years. David is a marketing executive and filmmaker. He and Elton were one of the first couples to form a civil partnership when it became officially legal in the UK. They were also one of the first couples to get married when gay marriage was legalized in 2014. They have two sons born to surrogates.

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Hugh Jackman & Deborra-Lee Furness – 22 years

Despite Deborra being 13 years older than Hugh, this hasn’t stopped the couple from functioning perfectly for more than twenty years. With two children alongside them, Hugh and Deborra have shown that age difference is irrelevant when two people are likeminded and when they’ve found love. Also, we’re sure that many of Hugh’s female fans are jealous of Deborra!

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Sting & Trudie Styler – 26 years

The legendary rock musician and his wife have been living in harmony for over 25 years. They met by accident, as Sting was immediately enamored with the charisma Trudie exhibited. They have four children together. Due to a mutual decision, the family has decided to not to leave much money for their kids, in order to motivate them to work hard for their own fortune.

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Jada Pinkett Smith & Will Smith – 26 years

Oh boy, Will and Jada are a couple that can seemingly never get old. The funkiness and the freshness these two possess transcends every possible era. They have three children together, out of whom Jaden and Willow are already stars and have their own musical careers. Jada and Will seemingly never lost their youth and have managed to stay youthful and lively.

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Victoria Beckham & David Beckham – 21 years

The original power couple is here! What happens when the world’s most desired footballer meets one of the most popular pop stars in Britain? Instant chemistry! David and Vicky have been in the spotlight for a long time and have captivated people all around the world. Even after four children, their love is stronger than ever, as they seek to further conquer the globe.

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Michael J. Fox & Tracy Pollan – 30 years

Three decades is a long time to spend with someone. Most people think that the longer your marriage is, the more you can relax. However, the longer you’re with someone, the more work you have to invest to maintain the harmony that you have. Michael and Tracy have four kids together. She has been an immense figure of support during the times when Michael felt down about his Parkinson’s disease.

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Denzel Washington & Pauletta Washington – 41 years

It’s not often that a couple manages to withstand the trial and tribulations of life and still manages to stay together after more than four decades. Denzel is a devout Christian and has stated that his faith enabled to help him overcome several crisis periods of his life. Love and effort can withstand any trial, and the marriage of Pauletta and Denzel is no different.

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Kirk Douglas & Anne Buydens – 64 years

Now, this is really something! One of the last legends of the Golden Era of film, Douglas has been a steady family man ever since 1954. He and Anne are simply perfect together, as they have enjoyed the fruits of family life for more than six decades. It takes a special kind of love to last such a long time. It’s like a real-life fairytale.

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Ellen DeGeneres & Portia De Rossi – 14 years

The famous talk show host is a renowned activist and speaker who has no problem standing up for the rights of people with different sexual orientations. She and her spouse Portia have no problem displaying the affection they have for one another. It’s always a joy to see them hit the red carpet and look at each other like they’re still in high school.

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Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgwick – 30 years

Kevin Bacon is basically one of the staples of American filmography. The legendary actor has committed to making us laugh and leaving us in awe. In private life, he is a fun-loving family man who has the luck of being married to the lovely Kyra for three decades now. It’s always a joy to see them holding hands during a reception or event.

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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson – 30 years

Tom and Rita go way back, having known each other for much of their lives. Apparently, the foundations upon which their marriage is built on are rock solid, given the fact that they are still together and in love after 30 years. They have four kids together and are always finding ways to improve their already incredibly functional marriage.

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Meryl Streep & Don Gummer – 39 years

The already famous sculptor started dating the even more famous Meryl Streep and married her in 1978. The two immediately realized they share a passion for art. That same love led to them growing closer and closer, even now, after almost four decades. They have four children, who are all renowned in the world of art. What a family!

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Brad Hall – 31 years

The two cutie-pies met while still at college. They were both enamored with comedy during their time at Northwestern University. Julia states that Brad was the right guy and that he will always be the right guy for her. The couple even shared the same success trajectory, as their theater troupe was hired altogether after finishing college.

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Mark Harmon & Pam Dawber – 31 years

We love Mark because he is so private when it comes to his family life and because he cares for Pam so much, which is evident on every red carpet appearance. Rumors are that they hooked up at a party in 1986, the same year Mark was pronounced Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine. Pam must have decided to use the opportunity and snatch him!

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Keith Richards & Patti Hansen – 35 years

Who would have thought that the man who has lived a rock star life all his life would be married for so long? It seems like Keith may be a badass in public, but he’s a sweetheart to his wife and two daughters. They met at a party and later hooked up at Keith’s own 36th birthday bash. In the beginning, he sent her mixtapes and letters written with his own blood. Damn Keith!

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Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne – 36 years

In the midst of all the drug and alcohol binges and bat eating, Ozzy is still devoted to his family. When 17, Sharon got to meet a cool new band that her dad was managing. That band happened to be Black Sabbath, and a certain frontman happened to be the Prince of Darkness himself. The two have incredible chemistry and a mutual love of dark humor.

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Johnny Cash & June Carter – 35 years

The rugged and manly Johnny Cash loved with the same passion that he created his art with. June was a music star herself, touring with Elvis Presley himself. One day, she heard Johnny’s voice before finally being approached by him. They were together from 1968 to 2003, until she passed away. They were such an unorthodox and strange couple, but lovely nevertheless.

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George Burns & Gracie Allen – 38 years

Gracie and George started off as partners and performed together. They were involved with many notable stage, radio, and TV performances during their time together. The proposal he managed to pull off was a pretty strange one. During that time, things weren’t going so well, and George threatened to quit their show if she didn’t marry him. The ultimatum worked!

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Mel Brooks & Anne Bancroft – 41 years

Mel is an iconic comedian and author of many masterpieces that will make you laugh your esophagus off. Anne was a five-time Oscar nominee and renowned actress. Their incredibly long marriage was cut short by Anne’s untimely death. What really was outstanding was the way they met. It was just chatter on the set of a show, and Mel jokingly said that he was going to marry her one day.

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Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward – 50 years

Before Paul passed away, he and Joanne were enjoying an amazing 50-year marriage. During their time together, they shared the big screen multiple times and had collaborated on many philanthropic projects. They met during the filming of a play when he was still with his previous wife. Out of respect, Joanne waited until they got divorced. Now that’s class!

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Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee – 57 years

Ossie and Ruby were one of the most incredible couples ever. With a knack for acting and a will to implement changes within the social system, they found a home in the arms of each other. They met way back in 1946 when he was the star of a play where Ruby was an understudy. Behind them, there are their three children and a wonderful legacy.

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Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara – 60 years

Before Anne passed away, she and Jerry were one of the most respected Hollywood couples. The story goes like this: in the early 50s, Anne came out crying after an interview with an agent. Thankfully, Jerry was in the waiting room, and he ran after her and took her out for coffee. After a talk about what happened, the two realized there was something there, and they decided to go with it.

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Colin Firth and Livia Giuggioli – 20 years

Colin Firth and his wife, Italian film director Livia Giuggioli, have been together for 20 years. The couple tied the knot in 1997 and have two sons, Matteo (14) and Luca (16). Colin admits that his relationship has exceeded the expectations of a typical celebrity marriage, and believes it will “go on forever.”  The couple has stated that the secret to their solid relationship is spending quality time together.

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Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates – 32 years

The couple first met during an audition for The Big Chill, and although Cates didn’t get the role she was auditioning for, she did get a lifelong partner in Kline. In 1989, the pair tied the knot in a New York wedding, and 29 years later, they remain happily married with two children. According to Kline, the secret to their healthy relationship is prioritizing it.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. – 15 years

Despite constant media scrutiny and breakup rumors, the famous pair have remained together for 15 years. The couple first met on the set of the 1997 movie I Know What You Did Last Summer, but only began dating a couple years later. According to Freddie, those two years of friendship helped them get to know each other’s flaws and morals and is the secret to their healthy relationship now.

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Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy – 35 years

Huffman admits she was so scared of commitment that she only agreed to marriage after 15 years of dating, and 35 years later, the couple celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. What’s their secret? Well, according to Macy, there is no secret, and he’s simply lucky to have met her. And, although they each lead demanding careers, they manage to use working as quality time, by running lines together and sharing notes.

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Adriano Celentano and Claudia Mori – 55 years

This outstanding couple is celebrated for their loving relationship in Italy and around the world. The couple met on the set of a movie in 1963. Although Adriano was intrigued with Claudia, Claudia didn’t notice as she thought he was too extraordinary for her. Everything changed when Claudia accidentally broke some equipment, causing Adriano some minor injuries. Claudia apologized, and this led to their first date and a beautiful marriage.

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Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber – 20 years

As far as celebrity marriages go, Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber have been married for an eternity. The couple met while they were in other relationships. Crawford told Harper’s Bazaar that this was the best time to meet as they were truly themselves. They soon became friends and broke up with their significant others to pursue each other. The couple will celebrate their 20th anniversary in May.

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Lisa Kudrow and Michael Stern – 22 years

It was love at first sight for Lisa Kudrow when she first met Michael Stern. Unfortunately, he was dating one of her friends at the time. Wanting to be a good friend, Kudrow kept far away didn’t pursue him. But, his relationship with her friend only lasted for three months. Six years later, Kudrow met Stern at the same friend’s birthday party, and the two began their love story.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas – 17 years

After 17 years together, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas have managed to keep their love and romance alive. Zeta-Jones told ET that the secret to a healthy marriage is understanding, listening, and also being friends, while Douglas went on to share that mutual respect is what he feels has brought them so far. He says he admires his wife as a businesswoman, a mother, and an actress.

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Julia Roberts and Danny Moder – 17 years

In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Roberts said how she used to be selfish but “finding her person” changed that. The pair first met on the set of The Mexican, in which Roberts was starring and Moder was working as a cinematographer. After two years of dating, the couple married in July 2002. The couple has gone on to work on a number of films together.

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Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham – 31 years

Although Oprah Winfrey and her longtime partner are yet to exchange vows, they have been loyal to each other for 30 years. The pair did get engaged in 1992, but Winfrey says it is unlikely that they will ever marry. She believes that their relationship and love are already strong enough and marriage would be unnecessary. The couple has no children of their own, but do treat their pets as kids.

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Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor – 17 years

Ben and Christine have been one of the most recognizable couples in Hollywood for many years now. They got married in an intimate ceremony in Hawaii. Numerous are the movies they starred in together, but the eventual workload and everything led to their separation after 17 long years. Despite their divorce in 2017, they still remain good friends and hang out together with their kids.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal And Peter Sarsgaard – 14 years

The daughter of Stephen Gyllenhaal and Naomi Achs is happily married to Peter Sarsgaard. She actually met him at a hangout with her also famous brother Jack. After multiple years of dating, they decided to get engaged in 2006 and to finally tie the knot in 2009, in a beautiful ceremony in Italy. With their two daughters, they currently reside in Brooklyn, basking in their wonderful life.

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James Belushi and Jennifer Sloan – 20 years

The legendary James and his beautiful wife seemingly don’t age. They’re somewhat like wine, as they age they get more beautiful. Jennifer is his third wife and who would have known – third time’s the charm. Whenever they’re seen on the red carpet, they’re cracking jokes and having fun. It’s almost as if they’ll be two high school kids forever. Couple goals!

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Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham – 16 years

It’s unfair to be Mark Wahlberg. You have an impeccable acting career, you’re a successful investor and you’re 16 years with a beauty such as Rhea – that should be illegal. Most people marvel at how youthful Mark and Rhea are. They attribute their vitality to constant physical activity and healthy communication. It’s something every couple should look to achieve.

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Amy Adams Darren Le Gallo – 16 years

These two have been pretty much inseparable ever since they met. After attending an acting class together, they had nothing to do and decided to go for a cup of coffee. They immediately noticed the chemistry between them and began dating. They were engaged from 2008 all the way up to 2015, when their 7-year-old daughter advised them to get married. Thank heavens that they listened to the girl!

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Beyoncé and Jay Z – 15 years

Bey and Jay are pretty much music royalty and have been ruling the music business for multiple decades. They once notorious gangbanger and drug dealer saw the error in his ways and decided to settle down with the queen of R&B. Together with their two daughters and one son, they present the family everyone aspires to be. Oh yeah, and their combined net worth is $1.1 billion!

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Jon Hamm And Jennifer Westfeldt – 18 years

Jon and Jennifer have shared a wonderful 18 years together. They weren’t the believer in the institution of marriage and have instead opted for their own form of a relationship. When they separated in 2015, the females of the world collectively rejoiced as one of the sexiest men on the planet was finally single again. Jon still talks fondly of Jennifer in interviews and cherishes their time together. A true man!

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Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman – 35 years

Danny and Rhea are one of the cutest couples ever, always holding hands with big smiles on their faces. The connection they felt was so strong that they decided to move in just two weeks after they met. Three children later, the family is big and happy, destined to take over the world of acting. Lucy DeVito is the next star in line in their family.

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John Travolta and Kelly Preston – 25 years

John and Kelly are a living testament to love’s resilience and persistence. During many occasions, their marriage was kind of rocky, but they managed to pull through. A great tragedy struck them in 2009 when their son Jeff passed away from a seizure. Together, they founded the John Travolta Foundation, in order to help kids with special needs. A special family indeed.

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Michelle Pfeiffer and David E. Kelley – 23 years

Their story is simply amazing. During the process of adopting her baby, Michelle met her future soulmate, David. At first, they were just friends that chatted about the process of adopting a baby. One day, however, Michelle decided that she doesn’t want to let him go. And thus, one of the cutest couples in the history of Hollywood was born. Makes you think…

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Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance – 21 years

Angela and Courtney have been one of the most stylish couples on the Hollywood scene. Always holding hands and looking at each other fondly, the acting par has been the goal of many young couples around the country. It almost seems that whenever Courtney busts out a stylish suit, Angela one ups him with an ever more stylish dress. Both classy and cute.

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Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa – 22 years

The famous couple caused a lot of stir when they eloped to Vegas and got married on their own, before having lots of fun in Sin City. What many people thought would be just a fling ended up being one of the most beautiful love stories ever. 22 years later and they have three beautiful children. Mark might have ditched his trademark long hair, but he looks better than ever.

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Faith Hill and Tim McGraw – 22 years

After all these years, the royal couple of country music still stands, stronger than ever. They have graced many red carpets, front pages, and magazine pages. However, all the fame never did get to them. They stayed true to their calling and perform beautiful music straight out of the heart. Nowadays, one of their biggest inspirations are Gracey, Maggie, and Audrey – their three daughters.

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Warren Beatty and Annette Bening – 26 years

Warren has always been known as a gentleman, so it’s no wonder that he treats Annette so wonderfully. After all these years, they haven’t switched their styles at all. Almost always in matching suits, they hold hands like it’s their first date. Their smiles are bigger than ever, just like their careers. Also, they expanded their happy family with four kids!

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David Bowie and Iman – 25 years

Iman actually wasn’t up for a relationship at that time. She didn’t think she was ready, nor did she deem David as a suitable person for a relationship. However, they quickly realized that they were together and that they were able to be their true selves with each other. Despite David being an entertainer and singer, he always behaved like a gentleman to Iman until his last day.

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Brad Altman and George Takei – 31 years

These two cutie pies have been together for more than 30 years before finally marrying in 2008. According to reports, their wedding included black and white attire with tunes from Broadway musicals blasting on the speakers. They’ve always been stylish and they seem to become even better at picking their outfits for public appearances.

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Simon Le Bon and Yasmin Le Bon – 32 years

Simon is a crafty fellow. When he saw Yasmin on the cover of a magazine, he searched until he found the number of her agency and posed as an executive to set up a meeting. Many decades later, the two are looking cuter than ever. Their story is an excellent example of how persistence leads to prosperity. Guys, if you like that girl – don’t be afraid to chase after her!

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Emilio Estefan and Gloria Estefan – 40 years

Whoa, four decades is a long time. However, it might seem like nothing when you’re with the love of your life. The two met while in the Miami Sound Machine band. Years later, their romance grew and grew until they realized that forever is their only option. Emilio is even more keen on cracking jokes on the red carpet and we love it.

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Billy and Janice Crystal – 47 years

When asked about the secrets to their long-lasting marriage, Billy gave an unexpected answer to the media. Instead of yoga, magic tricks or similar things, Billy just told everyone that he listened to his dad’s advice about being married and that it paid off. People should really look up to Billy and Janice because they’re not flashy nor attention seekers, they just radiate with love!

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Suzanne Somers and Alan Hamel – 40 years

Never afraid to show their flashy side, Alan and Suzanne have been ruling the red carpet for decades now. Due to their wonderful chemistry, they stayed together through many ups and down that they experienced through the years. They had trouble parenting children from previous marriage, but ended up keeping their family happy and intact in the end. Family goals!61