15 Celebs Who've Been Married Forever — To The Same Person

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Hollywood is famous for a lot of things — but cultivating healthy, long-lasting relationships isn't one of them. When celebs tie the knot, there's always an underlying sense that the marriage isn't going to last. Even the unions that seem most unshakable can go south. We're looking at you, Brangelina.

Of course, there's no shame in ending a marriage that has run its course, but not all celebrity marriages are doomed. Some superstar couples have managed to make it work for 15, 30, or even 45 years and counting. And we're not just talking about the same duos you always hear about (Will and Jada! Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick! Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson!). There are plenty of other A-listers who've been hitched for WAY longer than you might realize.

Click through for our list of 15 famous couples who said "I do" — and meant it. And the next time you're questioning whether true love is real, just remember: For every Gwen and Gavin, there's a Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brad Hall.
This story was originally published on April 5, 2016. It has since been updated.
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David & Victoria Beckham, Married Since 1999
While Posh and Becks' union isn't exactly a secret, we were stunned to realize they've been married for 17 years — and together for nearly 20. While they're always trailed by divorce rumors, so far those haven't panned out, and we are comforted by the glimpses of familial bliss we see on the pair's respective Instagram accounts.
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Jamie Lee Curtis & Christopher Guest, Married Since 1984
This is one of those relationships that makes you scratch your head at first, but then makes perfect sense. Not only has the duo been legally married for over 30 years, but they are also bona fide British aristocracy: They assumed the formal titles of Lord and Lady Haden-Guest in 1996 after the death of Guest's father, a former U.N. diplomat who was a member of the British House of Lords.
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Denzel & Pauletta Washington, Married Since 1983
The actor met his future wife Pauletta on the set of his first on-screen acting job (a TV movie called Wilma) in the late 1970s, and never looked back. At 61, Denzel remains a Hollywood A-lister. And while some couples may not be able to weather the complex dynamics that come with fame, he and Pauletta seem to have it figured out. The Washingtons actually renewed their vows in 1985 — and are still going strong, over 30 years later.
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Samuel L. Jackson & LaTanya Richardson, Married Since 1980
Jackson and Richardson met as college students in Atlanta in 1974, and wed six years later. Though they readily admit to having had some bumps in the road (especially early in their relationship, when Jackson dabbled in drugs and alcohol before embracing sobriety), we suspect those difficult times made their union even stronger.
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Meryl Streep & Don Gummer, Married Since 1978
Streep and Gummer married within six months of meeting each other, proving that sometimes, when you know, you know. While Gummer, a professional sculptor (and father to the couple's four children), prefers to stay out of the spotlight, Meryl has continued to rack up the roles — and the Oscar nominations and wins — for the better part of four decades.
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Christopher & Georgianne Walken, Married Since 1969
Yes, someone is married to Christopher Walken. The actor has made a career out of playing crazy, quirky, even scary characters, but his real life is much tamer. He has been married to his wife Georgianne, a casting director whose credits include The Sopranos, for nearly half a century. They have no children, but they do have a cat named Bowtie.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Brad Hall, Married Since 1987
Louis-Dreyfus once credited her long-lasting marriage to "good luck," then adding, "Fundamentally, we share a similar set of values. That doesn’t sound very sexy, I know. But at the end of the day, it’s nice to know that’s in place." The actress and her comedian husband met in college at Northwestern, and both went on to work at Saturday Night Live in the early '80s, before JLD skyrocketed to fame on Seinfeld.
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Rachel Zoe & Rodger Berman, Married Since 1996
We were shocked to learn that celeb stylist and designer Rachel Zoe has been married to her investment banker husband for 20 years. They met in 1991 as college students at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., when Zoe was just 19, and married five years later. As for how Berman feels about being married to the fashion powerhouse? In an interview with Harper's Bazaar, he acknowledged that people sometimes doubt his heterosexuality, but that his "dirty little secret" is that he "loves it all." We'll just leave it at that.
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Colin & Livia Firth, Married Since 1997
Livia once admitted that Firth's portrayal of a lovestruck Mr. Darcy didn't appeal to her Italian family, who thought he looked "constipated." The two were somehow able to get past the cultural divide, and have been happily married since 1997.
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Bryan Cranston & Robin Dearden, Married Since 1989
Some Hollywood romances start when two people play love interests on screen. In the case of Cranston and Dearden, their love blossomed when he played a kidnapper who held a gun to his future wife's head in 1986. Sounds about right for the future Walter White.
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Angela Bassett & Courtney B. Vance, Married Since 1997
The two actors first met in 1980 and were friends for years before they started dating in 1996. "Gradually it dawned on us that we like each other," Vance once told People. Sometimes, slow and steady really does win the race.
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Lisa Kudrow & Michel Stern, Married Since 1995
Kudrow's pregnancy following her '95 nuptials was a major plot point on season 4 of Friends — meaning that Kudrow's actual son (Julian) and Phoebe's fictitious triplets all turn 18 this year. The actress and her husband, a French advertising executive, will celebrate their 21st wedding anniversary in May; their marriage is finally old enough to drink!
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Steve & Nancy Carell, Married Since 1995
Fans of The Office know that Nancy guest-starred on the show as one of Michael Scott's short-lived girlfriends. In real life, the pair has had much more success.
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Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos, Married Since 1996
The power couple met on the set of All My Children, and there's more than a hint of soap opera in this relationship. They began dating after playing on-screen love interests, and soon eloped to Las Vegas, a fact they initially hid from their coworkers. Twenty years (and three children) later, and these two still make one of the cutest couples in town.
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Jeff & Susan Bridges, Married Since 1977
Jeff Bridges met his wife, who was waitressing at the time, while filming a movie on a dude ranch in Montana. She went with him to California, and after three years of dating, Susan informed Jeff that she was ready to settle down, and would be returning to Montana — with or without him. "I can't let this woman go," he told himself, so he got down on one knee and proposed. They married three days later, on a Thursday.

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