Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson – 26 Years
The nation loves him and clearly so does Rita Wilson. The actress has been married to two-time Oscar-winner Tom Hanks since April 1988. In 2013 Tom told Ellen DeGeneres: “[T]he only thing we ever argue about is who loves each other more.”
John Travolta & Kelly Preston – 22 Years
In her single days Kelly Preston had a stream of famous suitors including George Clooney and Charlie Sheen. Since September 1991 – when she walked down the aisle with John Travolta – she has been officially off the market.
David Bowie & Iman – 21 Years
She’s as famous for her statuesque beauty as he is for his legendary music career. Rock icon David Bowie and model Iman have been married since June 1992. Speaking about their successful marriage in 2013 the Somali beauty told British magazine Grazia: “You have to really like the other person and enjoy their company too.”
Denzel Washington & Pauletta Washington – 30 Years
“Do whatever my wife says and keep my mouth shut.” According to Denzel Washington those are the secrets to his three-decade marriage to fellow actor Pauletta. The couple met on a movie set in 1977 and wed five years later in June 1983.
Annette Bening & Warren Beatty – 22 Years
He dated everyone from Diana Ross and Natalie Wood to Joan Collins and Madonna but it was Annette Bening who finally got ladies’ man Warren Beatty to settle down. The couple, who married in March 1992, just celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary. The actress once told Parade magazine: “My husband and I have very similar backgrounds even though we’re years apart.”
Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos – 17 Years
They met in the mid-Nineties when they played onscreen couple Hayley and Mateo in All My Children. But nearly two decades later Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are still together. On their 17th wedding anniversary in May 2013, the Live With Kelly and Michael co-host tweeted: “17 years feels like 17 days.”
Will Smith & Jada Pinkett-Smith – 16 Years
“Let me…say this, there are far more important things to talk about in regards to what is happening in the world than whether I have an open marriage or not.” That’s what Jada Pinkett-Smith wrote on her Facebook page in April 2013 about her relationship with husband Will Smith. And despite rumors that there is trouble in paradise the Men In Black star and his wife are still very much a couple.
Michael J. Fox & Tracy Pollan – 25 Years
“We still love each other and make each other laugh, which is probably the most important thing.” So says Michael J. Fox of his marriage to his Eighties sweetheart, actress Tracy Pollan. The couple tied the knot in July 16, 1988 and has four children together.
Faith Hill & Tim McGraw – 17 Years
They’ve spent their careers making music together, crooning country songs like It’s Your Love and I Need You. A modern day George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have juggled their personal and professional lives successfully for years. Tim once told Parade: “I wouldn’t be able to function without her.”
Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgwick – 25 Years
They’re not just best friends, lovers and husband and wife, Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick are also distant cousins. Speaking of their marriage in 2012 Kyra told Good Housekeeping: “I don’t know how he does it, but he always makes me feel like I’m the most beautiful woman in the room – the only girl in the room.”
Bono & Ali Hewson – 31 Years
Yes, there is a Mrs. Bono and her name is Ali Hewson. She was the inspiration for the song Sweetest Thing and the lyrics, “a blue-eyed boy meets a brown-eyed girl.” The couple met in Ireland when the future U2 singer was 16 and she was 15.
Antonio Banderas & Melanie Griffith – 17 Years
When these two actors met in May 1995 they were married to other people – Melanie Griffith to Don Johnson and Antonio Banderas to his first wife Ana Leza. Nearly 20 years later, they’re still together.
Samuel L. Jackson & LaTanya Richardson – 34 Years
She was his college sweetheart and since January 1980 she has been his wife. In an interview with Ebony magazine in 2003, Samuel L. Jackson revealed why his love for LaTanya Richardson has lasted for so long. He said: “LaTanya has a great sense of humor, a great love of life and a great love of the people around her.”
Keith Richards & Patti Hansen – 30 Years
Keith Richards didn’t just celebrate one milestone in December 2013 he toasted two – his 70th birthday and his 30-year wedding anniversary. The Rolling Stone has been happily married to model Patti Hansen since 1983. Keith told Men’s Journal in 2013: “Thank God for Mrs. Patti Hansen, who has finally got her way and put me on the straight and narrow.”
Jerry Stiller & Anna Meara – 59 Years
In September 2014 these two lovebirds will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. Jerry Stiller got hitched to his sweetheart Anna Meara in 1954 and the two comedy stars are proof that marriage is not incompatible with Hollywood. In his 2001 memoir – Married to Laughter: A Love Story Featuring Anne Meara – he celebrated them both.
Not everyone in Tinsel Town files for divorce after just 72 days of marriage à la Kim Kardashian. Here is our list of celebrity couples who have been married for more than 15 years, which – in showbiz years – is a long time.