The 15 Longest Celebrity Marriages

Believe in love again.

Putting together the shortest celebrity marriages was fun because of quotes like Bradley Cooper's "it was just something that happened" but also mildly depressing for the same reason. But all hope is not lost, friends—here, 15 impressively long unions involving famous people that'll warm your cynical, tabloid-devouring heart.

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<p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor"></strong><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">Duration: </strong>16 years</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">Notes: </strong>Judging by the photos he posts of her, like, every other day,&nbsp;it's no surprise that his version of <a href="https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=4&amp;cad=rja&amp;uact=8&amp;ved=0ahUKEwi-08HCjqXVAhWCWD4KHdRXCLQQtwIINzAD&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dr3w0eACxtoc&amp;usg=AFQjCNHrrrXikmmg8dKp1l4UwiK_2OhU9A" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">April 25</a> centers around Smith. "It was yesterday,"&nbsp;<a href="http://people.com/celebrity/pierce-brosnan-wife-keely-romantic-marriage/" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">he said</a>. "I&nbsp;painted in my studio, then I went down and sat on the beach, read and did some drawing—and then I had lunch with Keely." Aww.<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
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Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith

Duration: 16 years

Notes: Judging by the photos he posts of her, like, every other day, it's no surprise that his version of April 25 centers around Smith. "It was yesterday," he said. "I painted in my studio, then I went down and sat on the beach, read and did some drawing—and then I had lunch with Keely." Aww.

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<p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor"></strong><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">Duration: </strong>17&nbsp;years</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">Notes: </strong>Might be due to the fact that they've&nbsp;got excellent relationship role models in Stiller's&nbsp;father Jerry and mother Anne Meara, who were married for&nbsp;61 years.</p>
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Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor

Duration: 17 years

Notes: Might be due to the fact that they've got excellent relationship role models in Stiller's father Jerry and mother Anne Meara, who were married for 61 years.

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<p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor"></strong><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">Duration: </strong>20 years (hope you like china as an anniversary gift, SJP)</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">Notes: </strong>Whereas other couples are like "Never go to bed angry," these crazy kids have a dead-simple trick: Be super, mega into each other.&nbsp;"I love Matthew Broderick. Call me crazy, but I love him," Sarah&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/sarah-jessica-parker-on-matthew-broderick-marriage-call-me-crazy-but-i-love-him-201368" target="_blank" bh-original-href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/sarah-jessica-parker-on-matthew-broderick-marriage-call-me-crazy-but-i-love-him-201368">said</a>&nbsp;in 2013. "We can only be in the marriage we are. We're very devoted to our family and our lives. I love our life. I love that he's the father of my children, and it's because of him that there's this whole other world that I love."<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
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Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick

Duration: 20 years (hope you like china as an anniversary gift, SJP)

Notes: Whereas other couples are like "Never go to bed angry," these crazy kids have a dead-simple trick: Be super, mega into each other. "I love Matthew Broderick. Call me crazy, but I love him," Sarah said in 2013. "We can only be in the marriage we are. We're very devoted to our family and our lives. I love our life. I love that he's the father of my children, and it's because of him that there's this whole other world that I love."

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<p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor"></strong><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">Duration: </strong>20 years</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">Notes: </strong>It's canon now: She auditioned to play his girlfriend on the <em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">Fresh Prince of Bel-Air</em> but didn't get the part. But then she got the part IRL, and they blessed the world with Willow and that lovable enigma Jaden.&nbsp;</p>
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Will and Jada Pinkett Smith

Duration: 20 years

Notes: It's canon now: She auditioned to play his girlfriend on the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air but didn't get the part. But then she got the part IRL, and they blessed the world with Willow and that lovable enigma Jaden. 

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<p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor"></strong><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">Duration:</strong> 21 years</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">Notes: </strong>And they say clothes are frivolous, hmph.&nbsp;Years later, and Berman can still remember what the then-19-year-old, future uber-stylist was wearing when they first met: "a tight black mini dress, high-heeled pumps, stick-straight hair, and big red lips covered in MAC&nbsp;Chili lipstick."<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
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Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman

Duration: 21 years

Notes: And they say clothes are frivolous, hmph. Years later, and Berman can still remember what the then-19-year-old, future uber-stylist was wearing when they first met: "a tight black mini dress, high-heeled pumps, stick-straight hair, and big red lips covered in MAC Chili lipstick."

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<p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor"></strong><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">Duration: </strong>21 years</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">Notes: </strong>The moral of the story is if you've got a crush on someone, you must confess it because they might just have one back and you two will start a relationship even though you are costars on an Australian show called <em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">Correlli</em>. True story.</p>
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Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness

Duration: 21 years

Notes: The moral of the story is if you've got a crush on someone, you must confess it because they might just have one back and you two will start a relationship even though you are costars on an Australian show called Correlli. True story.

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<p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor"></strong><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">Duration: </strong>29 years</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">Notes: </strong>"A lot of times he'll just say to me, 'You know who I am, would I ever say anything to try to hurt your feelings? Just give me the benefit of the doubt,'" Pollan <a href="http://people.com/tv/michael-j-foxs-wife-tracy-pollan-shares-secret-to-their-long-marriage/" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">said of the secret</a> to their relationship's longevity.&nbsp;"You just have [to have] the perspective that you're behind each other's back–and it helps if you can make each other laugh." Who started cutting onions in here?&nbsp;<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
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Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan

Duration: 29 years

Notes: "A lot of times he'll just say to me, 'You know who I am, would I ever say anything to try to hurt your feelings? Just give me the benefit of the doubt,'" Pollan said of the secret to their relationship's longevity. "You just have [to have] the perspective that you're behind each other's back–and it helps if you can make each other laugh." Who started cutting onions in here? 

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<p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">Duration: </strong>29 years</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">Notes: </strong>Crucial word used to describe the early days: "kaboing," which does not mean what you might think it does. "Rita and I just looked at each other and—kaboing—that was that," Hanks said of meeting Wilson on the set of <em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">Bosom Buddies </em>(while he was married).&nbsp;"I asked Rita if it was the real thing for her, and it just couldn't be denied."<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

Duration: 29 years

Notes: Crucial word used to describe the early days: "kaboing," which does not mean what you might think it does. "Rita and I just looked at each other and—kaboing—that was that," Hanks said of meeting Wilson on the set of Bosom Buddies (while he was married). "I asked Rita if it was the real thing for her, and it just couldn't be denied."

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<p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor"></strong><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">Duration: </strong>29 years</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">Notes: </strong>Cover the kids' ears. During a Q&amp;A, Bacon <a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/665932/sex-helped-kevin-bacon-and-kyra-sedgwick-through-tough-times-after-they-were-swindled-by-bernie-madoff" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">once said</a> he owed his relationship's success to sex, especially during difficult times (like when they became victims in Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme, for real).&nbsp;"I don't think there was a moment where it was like, that thing happened and then we got pissed at each other. It was sort of the opposite," Bacon said. "We kind of went, 'Holy shit. Let's...I don't know. Let's have sex or something. It's free!'"<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
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Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon

Duration: 29 years

Notes: Cover the kids' ears. During a Q&A, Bacon once said he owed his relationship's success to sex, especially during difficult times (like when they became victims in Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme, for real). "I don't think there was a moment where it was like, that thing happened and then we got pissed at each other. It was sort of the opposite," Bacon said. "We kind of went, 'Holy shit. Let's...I don't know. Let's have sex or something. It's free!'"

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<p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong"></strong><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Duration:</strong> 30 years
</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Notes: </strong>They met when she auditioned for his college theater production, she <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/11/julia-louis-dreyfus_n_3063063.html" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">said</a> during a 2013 talk-show appearance. To celebrate their 29th wedding anniversary, she <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BHFvTm8APMO/" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">posted an Instagram</a> captioned "A good choice. #remain"</p>
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brad Hall

Duration: 30 years

Notes: They met when she auditioned for his college theater production, she said during a 2013 talk-show appearance. To celebrate their 29th wedding anniversary, she posted an Instagram captioned "A good choice. #remain"

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<p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">Duration: </strong>33 years</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">Notes: </strong>She's famously stayed mum on the topic, only <a href="http://www.today.com/popculture/jamie-lee-curtis-has-awesome-advice-staying-married-dont-get-t45481" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">offering this marriage advice on the <em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">Today Show</em></a> in 2015: "Don't get divorced.&nbsp;It's a fascinating thing. I could write a book on marriage called <em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">Don't Leave</em>."</p>
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Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest

Duration: 33 years

Notes: She's famously stayed mum on the topic, only offering this marriage advice on the Today Show in 2015: "Don't get divorced. It's a fascinating thing. I could write a book on marriage called Don't Leave."

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<p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor"></strong><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">Duration: </strong>34 years</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">Notes: </strong>Through thick and thin—including two bouts with cancer and a life-threatening blood clot—and these two are still together. Hansen <a href="http://www.harpersbazaar.com/celebrity/latest/news/a838/patti-hansen-interview-1211/" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">has even said</a>&nbsp;they saved each other from the dangers of the '70s rock 'n' roll lifestyle.&nbsp;<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
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Keith Richards and Patti Hansen

Duration: 34 years

Notes: Through thick and thin—including two bouts with cancer and a life-threatening blood clot—and these two are still together. Hansen has even said they saved each other from the dangers of the '70s rock 'n' roll lifestyle. 

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<p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor"></strong><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">Duration:</strong> 37 years, motherf*cker</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">Notes:</strong> How strong is their marriage? It's what pushed Jackson to seek help for&nbsp;drug and alcohol addiction, he <a href="http://people.com/awards/samuel-l-jackson-thanks-wife-and-daughter-for-putting-him-in-rehab/" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">told </a><em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor"><a href="http://people.com/awards/samuel-l-jackson-thanks-wife-and-daughter-for-putting-him-in-rehab/">People</a></em>. "You look into people's eyes at a certain point, and you realize that they're not punishing you, they're actually telling you the truth," he said of Richardson and his daughter giving him the courage to enter rehab. "The most important thing to do is to save yourself first so that you can be of service to those people that you love, and they made me understand that. It was great."</p>
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Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson

Duration: 37 years, motherf*cker

Notes: How strong is their marriage? It's what pushed Jackson to seek help for drug and alcohol addiction, he told People. "You look into people's eyes at a certain point, and you realize that they're not punishing you, they're actually telling you the truth," he said of Richardson and his daughter giving him the courage to enter rehab. "The most important thing to do is to save yourself first so that you can be of service to those people that you love, and they made me understand that. It was great."

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<p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">Duration: </strong>39 years (goodness)</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor">Notes:</strong> There isn't tons of info out there—which some other celebrity couples could learn from—but a <a href="http://people.com/movies/meryl-streeps-vigil-for-dying-boyfriend-and-marriage-to-don-gummer/" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">2016 biography reveals</a> that she met Gummer through her brother shortly after her&nbsp;boyfriend John Cazale died of cancer in 1978<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space">. Six months later, she and Gummer married, much to her mother's chagrin. But look at them now.</span></p>
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Meryl Streep and Don Gummer

Duration: 39 years (goodness)

Notes: There isn't tons of info out there—which some other celebrity couples could learn from—but a 2016 biography reveals that she met Gummer through her brother shortly after her boyfriend John Cazale died of cancer in 1978. Six months later, she and Gummer married, much to her mother's chagrin. But look at them now.

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<p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Duration: </strong>50 years
</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Notes: </strong>Get you someone who makes meat metaphors (not that kind) like Paul Newman, who famously said "I have steak at home, so why should I go out for a hamburger?"</p>
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Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman

Duration: 50 years

Notes: Get you someone who makes meat metaphors (not that kind) like Paul Newman, who famously said "I have steak at home, so why should I go out for a hamburger?"

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