10 Pairs of Celeb Lovebirds With the Most Unbreakable Bonds in Hollywood
Hot Hollywood couples come and go so often that it becomes an almost celebratory public event when their relationship hits the tabloids for being… well, still intact.
But with all the messy breakups, there’s remained a handful of celebrities whose relationships have managed to outlive a get together/split timeline many onlookers have become all too familiar with seeing.
From A-class sweethearts whose relationships have spanned decades to couples you may not even know existed, here are 10 celebrity couples whose relationships have stood the test of time.
She was only 16 when Goldie Hawn laid her eyes upon the 21-year-old Kurt Russell on the set of Disney’s The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band in 1966. Their romance wouldn’t begin until reuniting while filming Swing Shift in 1983, but close to 40 years later, and Hawn and Russell are still happily together despite never getting legally married.
Tom and Rita first crossed paths on the set of ABC’s Bosom Buddies during the 1980s while Hanks was still legally married to his first wife. While sparks flew hard on set, it wouldn’t be until 1988 — a year after Hanks’ divorce was finalized — that the two made it official by getting married. Now, after 33 years and a couple of COVID diagnoses later, the two are as happy as ever. To be fair, it’s biologically impossible to be unhappy around Tom Hanks.
Kyra Sedgwick has the distinct pleasure of telling friends and family her degree of separation from Kevin Bacon is effectively zero. Married for more than 30 years, Kyra first laid eyes upon Kevin in a play during the early 70s, but was reportedly not into him. About a decade later, the two re-met while shooting the PBS film Lemon Sky, giving way to a lost-lasting marriage that began in 1988.
It’s a match made in 1995’s version of heaven, which definitely includes floppy hair and midriff-showing shirts. Playing opposite each other in horror classic I Know What You Did Last Summer, the two were officially set up through a mutual friend who conveniently “couldn’t make it,” leading to a more-than-20-year romance that just can’t be killed. Unless there’s a wooden stake involved, you know, because of Gellar’s penchant for vampire slaying and such.
Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham have decades of love between them with a marriage spanning more than 30 years. That’s more than everyone born in 2000 has been alive! They’ve got that classic celebrity meet-cute. He was an entrepreneur, she was about to become one of the most influential women in the world, they met at a charity event, and you know the rest.
One day in 1971, Michael Caine and a friend were watching TV when a Maxwell House commercial came on. Unbeknownst to him at the time, Caine had just laid eyes upon a) some terrible coffee and b) his future wife. The woman was a 25-year-old Guyanese actress and model named Shakira Baksh. After finding out Baksh lived closeby, Caine sought her out, courted the runner-up “Miss Guyana” and got married. Now, 48 years later, the couple is still together and hopefully drinking better coffee.
Samuel L. Jackson seems like the kind of guy who’s hard to pin down. Latanya met Sam while she was a student at the all-female Atlanta’s Spelman College (Jackson was enrolled at the then all-male Morehouse College) in 1970 and married 10 years later. Now, after being together for 50 (!) long years, the two have a daughter named Zoe and a pledge to never go to sleep angry with each other.
This Is Spinal TapRolling Stone. Curtis recalls the moment she saw Guest “wearing a plaid shirt and a waggish smirk,” telling her friend she was going to “marry that man.” The friend knew Guest’s agent, set the two up for a date, and 37 years later their relationship is still at a solid 11.
It says a lot about you as a person when your relationship can forge on after blaming a cancer diagnosis on too much oral sex, but that’s just true love, baby! Married for more than 20 years, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones’ love story technically begins in 1998 after Douglas spotted (and subsequently fell in love with) Zeta-Jones in The Mask of Zorro. A month later, the two went out for drinks where Douglas confided in Zeta-Jones that he was going to be the “father of her children.” Welp, he was right. The two married and had a son named Dylan Michael and a daughter named Carys Zeta.
Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell aren’t just known as Hollywood’s “Golden Couple” because of their shared genetic disposition towards blonde hair, but rather a beautiful relationship that’s lasted over ten years. The two met at a dinner party in 2007, and even though Bell reportedly felt “no sparks whatsoever” after meeting Shepard, the two fell in love in 2009 during the filming of When in Rome. In March 2013, the couple welcomed their first daughter and got married shortly after.
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