Busy careers, clashing egos, the wear of the spotlight. Lots of factors seem to contribute to the frequent downfall of celebrity marriages and relationships (even Brangelina’s). But these nine famous couples prove that long-term love can win out, even in Hollywood.
1. Annette Bening and Warren Beatty
He used to be known as a ladies’ man. But when Warren Beatty met Annette Bening, he became the marrying kind. The two actors have four kids together and are still going strong since their 1992 wedding.
2. Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance
They met while in Yale’s MFA drama program and remained friends for many years before starting to date. The couple have been married since 1997 and have a twin boy and girl. During his 2016 Emmy acceptance speech, Vance thanked his wife, saying, “To the woman who rocks my chain. Angela Evelyn Bassett, this one is for you girl!”
3. Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest
Veteran actress Jamie-Lee Curtis and mockumentary actor Christopher Guest have been married since 1984. It was love at first sight for Curtis after she saw Guest’s photo in a magazine. Turns out Guest is also British nobility, having inherited a family title. Does that make Curtis “Lady Jamie-Lee”?
4. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas
Since they married in 2000, they’ve weathered a separation, treatment for his cancer, struggles with her bipolar disorder. But Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas still seem happy together and have two children.
5. David and Victoria Beckham
Maybe it’s because they still come across as so hip, but it’s hard to believe David and Victoria Beckham have been married close to two decades. They had an extravagant 1999 wedding and now have four children. Fingers crossed this glamorous couple keeps making it work.
6. Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy dated seriously and even broke up for several years before Huffman accepted Macy’s marriage proposal. They wed in 1997 and had two daughters. “‘Marry a man of character,'” Huffman remembers her mother telling her. “And I did.”
7. Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
Though they never married, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have been going strong for three decades now, together raising her two kids from a prior marriage (Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson), in addition to their son Wyatt.
8. Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick
This footloose couple were married in 1988, but first met when they were teens. They have two kids together, and have weathered the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme hit to their savings, plus the revelation that they’re distant cousins.