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The 30 Longest-Running Celebrity Marriages

Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks

The super popular actor and star of Sully recently said that the secret to a successful marriage is picking the right person. Tom Hanks has been married to Rita Wilson, who starred in Sleepless in Seattle and produced the film My Big Fat Greek Wedding, for 28 years. The pair has two children together to go along with the two children Hanks had from a previous marriage.

Tom admitted that they've had their share of storms, but they've weathered them together through thick and thin! Recently, Hanks came out in an interview and said that he had a crush on her almost immediately, but was nervous talking to her because was "too vivacious, too beautiful, too popular - everything - too upbeat, too positive." Thankfully, he did meet with her, and we're all a little better for it.

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Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell

Goldie Hawn is one of the most beautiful women alive, so she had plenty of boyfriends before meeting Kurt Russell in 1983. The unique thing about this couple is that they’re not married! They say that “a lasting relationship isn’t about marriage. It’s about compatibility and communication.” Considering how long they’ve been together, they know a thing or two.

Michelle Pfeiffer and David E. Kelley

Pfeiffer has had a rocky relationship over the years, but that was before she met the love of her life – David E. Kelley. In 1993, Pfeiffer was set up on a blind date by her best friend where she met television writer and producer David Kelley. They went to see Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and they began dating the following week seriously. They were married 10 months later. They now have two children.

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Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith

This powerful acting couple has been honest about going to marriage counseling during their 19-year marriage. Pinkett Smith told Howard Stern that marriage takes work and trust. I’m going to bet she knows what she’s talking about!

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Christopher and Georgianne Walken

It’s hard to realize that these two have been married longer than many people have been alive! Christopher and Georgianne have been married since 1969. He’s an infamous actor, and she’s a casting director. The two don’t have any children, but Mr. Walken claims that’s one reason he’s had such a prolific film career.

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Tracy Pollan and Michael J. Fox

America loved the romance between these two actors on TV's Family Ties. A romance blossomed offscreen, and the pair have been married for 28 years. Michael J. Fox has said the two balance each other out, and we are in no position to doubt him!

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David and Victoria Beckham

She may be Posh Spice, but she wasn’t too posh for David Beckham! The pair started dating after she attended a Manchester United match, but they couldn’t hide it. Their relationship instantly garnered a lot of attention, and they were dubbed “Posh and Becks.” He proposed in 1998, and they officially became Mr. and Mrs. Beckham in 1999. They have four children, two of which are godchildren of Elton John.

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Mark Harmon and Pam Dawber

Even though Mark Harmon has acted steadily, he’s probably best known for his stint on NCIS. Even though he’s never had much of a break, he married the love of his life, Pam Dawber, in 1987. The couple prefers to maintain a low profile and rarely appear in public with their two children.

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Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon

The Footloose star is clearly enamored with his wife of 28 years. Kevin Bacon often posts doting pictures of Kyra Sedgwick, star of The Closer, on his Instagram.

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Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy

Felicity Huffman, star of Desperate Housewives, has been married to the star of Shameless (William H. Macy) for 19 years. Huffman credits her husband with helping her through difficult times, and told Ellen DeGeneres, "I totally adore him!"

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Meryl Streep and Don Gummer

Prior to her marriage to Don Gummer, Meryl Streep had been involved with John Cazale, who passed away in March 1978. Gummer was a friend of her brother’s, and he was there to support her after the death. She married him six months later, and the two have been #goals since. The two have amazing support for each other, which helps their marriage stay strong. They have four children together and two godchildren, including Carrie Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd.

Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson

These two lovebirds have been together since 1980! LaTanya Richardson is a sports channel producer. The two met while attending Morehouse College. They have a daughter, Zoe, who was born in 1982. One of their favorite past times is helping those who are less fortunate. They started a charity in 2009 to help support education.

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Kelly Preston and John Travolta

Amid tabloid rumors and the loss of a son, these two actors have kept their marriage going for 25 years. They reportedly like to dance together, a factor that I’m sure keeps the romance alive. 

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Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne

It’s a little shocking to realize that Sharon and Ozzy have been married since 1982! Ozzy had major issues with drug and alcohol abuse in his younger years including a moment where he urinated on a cenotaph in Texas while wearing his Sharon’s dress, although they weren’t married just yet. The two have three children and are more in love than ever.

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Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest

The star of Halloween and the creator/star of This is Spinal Tap have been married for 32 years. Curtis said on the Today Show that the key to a long marriage is simply "Don't get divorced." Sounds like a sure thing to me!

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Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito

These funny actors, who have been married for 34 years, became known for their starring roles in Taxi (Danny DeVito) and Cheers (Rhea Pearlman). The couple briefly separated in 2012 but remained committed and quickly reconciled.

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Phoebe Cates and Kevin Kline

Academy award winning actor Kevin Kline married a woman that many men hoped to, Phoebe Cates. The actress is best know for looking great in a bikini in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. This committed pair have been married for 27 years!

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Colin Firth and Livia Giuggioli

Colin Firth seems like the perfect English gentleman, so it isn’t too much of a surprise that he and his wife have been together since 1997. Colin first met his wife on a film set in Italy in 1996, and he claims that it was “love at first sight.”

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness

Hugh Jackman is a huge star that’s done everything from Broadway to action-hero Wolverine. Somehow through his busy schedule, he met his wife in 1996 on a set of Correlli, an Australian TV show. Jackman personally designed her wedding ring with the “we dedicate our union to a great source” in Sanskrit. The couple attempted to have children but chose to adopt two children later in life.

Annette Bening and Warren Beatty

Warren Beatty may have been one of Hollywood’s most famous bachelors, but that was before he met Annette Bening. The two met on the set of Bugsy in 1991 and were married a year later in 1992. Warren promised her that he wouldn’t hit on her while filming, but that went out the door toward the end of shooting.

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Elton John and David Furnish

Elton John and David Furnish began their relationship in 1993. Unfortunately, the two had two had to wait more than 10 years to make their relationship official. However, December 2005 rolled around, and the two joined in a civil partnership. Then, gay marriage finally became legal in 2014, which is precisely when they tied the knot. They now have two sons and a whopping ten grandchildren!

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Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones

These two are major movie stars, but they somehow find time for each other. Zeta-Jones had a number of relationships before meeting Douglas at the Deauville Film Festival in France in 1998. Surprisingly enough, Danny DeVito introduced them! Douglas and Zeta-Jones became engaged the following year and were married on November 18, 2000. The pair has two children together – a daughter and a son.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brad Hall

This super funny couple actually met in college at Northwestern University. They married after starring together on Saturday Night Live and have been married 29 years. In addition to comedy, the two have a dedication to environmental issues in common.

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Keith Richards and Patti Hansen

Keith Richards and Patti Hansen met in 1979 and got married in 1983. The union is strangely successful but sublime. After their daughters were born, the two moved to Weston, Connecticut to live a peaceful life away from the hustle and bustle of New York. Apparently, Richards is a strict father, which is pretty surprising considering his past.

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Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld

Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld had a bit of a rocky start. Jessica Sklar (her maiden name at the time) was already married to Eric Nederlander. In fact, when she met Jerry Seinfeld, she had just returned from a three-week honeymoon with her recent husband. Soon after, Jessica divorced her husband stating they had been engaged in therapy before the marriage. She married Seinfeld a year later in 1999. The couple has one daughter and two sons.

Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker has had fantastic luck in love. Her first boyfriend was Robert Downey, Jr., but the love of her life was Matthew Broderick. The two met in 1997 at the Naked Angels theater company, where they both performed. They got married in a civil ceremony and have been happy ever since. The pair have one son and twin daughters!

Julia Roberts and Daniel Moder

Julia Roberts has had a number of romantic relationships, but none have stuck better than her partnership with Daniel Moder. The couple met in 2000 while on the set of The Mexican while she was still dating Benjamin Bratt. At the time, Moder was married to Vera Steimberg. A year later, Moder filed for a divorce. It took another year before he and Roberts tied the knot at her ranch in New Mexico. The couple has three children including twins.

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Viola Davis and Julius Tennon

Viola Davis and Julius Tennon are an adorable couple. When they met, Tennon was in a relationship but broke it off once he met Davis. Davis had just moved to Los Angeles, and the two happened to go the same party. Tennon gave Davis his card, and she called him a month later. After their first date, Davis says her life got better. They got married in 2003. They adopted an infant daughter in 2011, and they have two children from Tennon’s previous relationships.

Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman

Banks and Handelman met during her first day of college in 1992, but they didn’t get married immediately. It wasn’t until 2003 that they finally tied the knot. Now, they have two sons, both who were born through a surrogate.

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka have conflicting stories about how they met, but equally as cute. Harris went to meet a friend of his, who was with a “brooding, James Dean-type guy in a leather jacket.” Burtka says that they ran into Harris on the street, where he introduced himself because he was familiar with his work. They got together in 2004 but didn’t officially announce that they were a couple until 2007. Once the Marriage Equality Act passed in New York, the two announced their engagement and married in 2014. The couple has a pair of fraternal twins through a surrogate.