13 Celebrity Couples That Prove True Love Can Still Stand The Test Of Time

It’s tempting to think that the superficial realm of Hollywood makes a genuine human connection nigh impossible. However, there are many celebrity couples whose loving unions don’t end in tragic divorce — the public just frequently forgets about them, because they aren’t dominating the headlines. But, despite what the tabloids say, it’s still possible for celebrity couples to not only survive, but thrive.

These power couples are a testament to that fact, and all of them have been going strong for over a decade:

13. Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell

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This high-profile couple has never wed, but they’ve been together for over 35 years. The secret? Hawn has said, “You have to want  to stay together, and we really want to. Therefore you work to be together.”

12. Hugh Laurie and Jo Green

House star Hugh Laurie has been married to theater administrator Jo Green for over 27 years, and Laurie has said of their union: “Jo and I complete each other perfectly, and I feel that over the years, we have become closer.”

11. Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness

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Jackman has been married to actress and producer Deborra-Lee Furness for nearly 22 years, despite her being 13 years his senior. Of his marriage and partner, Jackman has said, “Until you feel that comfortable with your partner, you don’t really know if you’re right together. So literally from day one, Deb and I had that feeling. It was like a relief. I could just be myself. I am not saying we don’t ever dress up or impress each other, but being comfortable is a key.”

10. Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick

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Actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick have been going strong and married for 28 years. Bacon once revealed that the couple still gets “intimate” on a regular basis, gauging their sex life at “a couple of times a week … Sometimes you just gotta do it because it’s something that’s a physical requirement.”

9. Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson

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Samuel L. Jackson has been married to his wife LaTanya for over 37 years. During an interview he once said, “(LaTanya and I) actually thought we were going to be the black Liz Taylor and Richard Burton, but we were going to stay together! She’s had a good career. I’ve had a good career. So it’s worked.”

8. Michael Caine and Shakira Baksh

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Michael Caine has been married to former model Shakira Baksh for a whopping 45 years. “The secret of a good marriage is two bathrooms,” Caine has joked. “You never want to share a bathroom with a woman or you end up with a little corner for your shaving things and stuff. I am older than she is and I need more space”

7. Keith Richards and Patti Hansen

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Keith Richards and Patti Hansen have been together for 35 years, and theirs is still a loving union. “My mom told him that she was worried about her baby, and he told her not to worry because he’d take care of me,” Hansen once said. “So, if I ever got really thin running around with him, he would take me off, put some weight on me. Keith promised my mom he would take care of me, and he did.”

6. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

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“They say it must be hard work. No it’s not,” Hanks once said of his 30-year marriage to Rita Wilson. “Every now and again you know, you gotta get over some stuff but life is one damn thing after another and it’s actually more pleasant to be able to go home with someone you like to spend time with in order to get with it.”

5. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick

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“I never thought about a wedding dress. Never. Had not one daydream about it,” Parker says of her marriage to Matthew Broderick, now 20 years ago. “At one point I just simply remember thinking, ‘God, I really hope he asks me to marry him.’ I don’t know when or why. It was fairly early on.”

4. Sting and Trudie Styler

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Musician Sting has been married to actor-director Trudie Styler for 26 years, and they’re still huge fans of one another. Sting once said, “Somebody said to me the other day: ‘Who is the most impressive person you have ever met?’ I said: ‘I think I’m married to her.’ She rocks me.”

3. Christopher Guest and Jamie Lee Curtis

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Jamie Lee Curtis apparently knew she was destined to marry her now-husband of 31 years, Christopher Guest, thanks to a photo in a magazine. “There were pictures in Rolling Stone magazine in 1984. One of me as Nigel Tufnel (from Spinal Tap) and one of me as me. And that was the one where she said to her friend, ‘I’m going to marry that guy,’” Guest once said.

2. Michel Stern and Lisa Kudrow

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Of her 22-year marriage to Michel Stern, Kudrow says, quite realistically: “We’re not promising to love each other forever, because you can’t do that, but we are promising to work on whatever problems come up. We’re committed to our marriage working.”

1. Freddie Prinze Jr and Sarah Michelle Gellar

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“We were just friends,” Prinze says of his initial relationship with Gellar, who is now his wife of 16 years. “That’s one of the reasons I think our relationship has always been so good. We were just friends for a good two years before we ever went on a date. She knew what kind of guy I was. She knew what my morals were, what my priorities were and visa versa. We already kind of knew all the faults in the other person.”

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