Celebrity Marriages That Lasted

Hollywood is notorious for producing short-lived marriages, but the couples on this page have weathered the storm and defied the stereotype. If you know of a celebrity couple that belongs on this list, let us know!

Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara

Married 66 years

“Was it love at first sight? It wasn’t then, but it sure is now.” — Anne
“When I married Anne I thought she was the most beautiful woman in the world, and she still is.” — Jerry

Bob Newhart and Virginia Quinn

Married 56 years

“Bob was always so sure, but when I walked down the aisle at St. Victor’s Church I was so nervous that my veil was shaking. My father whispered, ‘Sweetheart, I can still get you out of this.’ But I’ve never regretted our marriage one minute” — Virginia
“I wish I had married Jenny earlier because I would have liked to have shared that time with her.” — Bob

Bill Cosby and Camille Hanks

Married 56 years

“I never felt overshadowed, but I looked up to Bill. He is seven years older than I, and he has always had a maturity, even when he was 26, when we married. So I respected his wisdom and his knowledge.” — Camille
“As the years of our marriage have passed, Camille and I have grown closer in mind and heart, but not sleep. At the beginning, I would leave our bed to go to the bathroom and she would half awaken and say with a smile, ‘Have a good trip, darling. And hurry home.’” — Bill

Don Rickles and Barbara Sklar

Married 55 years

“When I married Barbara, I married a Valium. She’s not one to wave to the crowd. She’s gracious and lovely. I’m very shy so I became very outgoing to protect my shyness. She understands that.” — Don

Jeff Bridges and Susan Geston

Married 43 years

“I don’t know how it is for women or for other guys, but when I was young and in my 20s, I had a fear of marriage. I thought it was a giant step toward death. So I did everything in my power to resist it — the idea was frightening to me, man. Then I met Susan Geston in 1974 while I was shooting the film Rancho Deluxe in Montana, up in Paradise Valley at Chico Hot Springs, and I thought, ‘Now, this is interesting.’” — Jeff

Jay Leno and Mavis Nicholson

Married 40 years

“Never, ever marry a man who doesn’t love his mother. Jay adored his mother. Jay is just a natural egalitarian.” — Mavis
“I like being Mr. Mavis.” — Jay

Denzel Washington and Pauletta Pearson

Married 37 years

“I thought he was cute, but I fell in love with his spirit. And then I thought, ‘Hmm, not a bad package.’” — Pauletta
“Do whatever your wife tells you. Yes, dear. And breathe.” — Denzel

Christopher Guest and Jamie Lee Curtis

Married 36 years

“My marriage? Up to now everything's okay. But it's a real marriage - imperfect and very difficult. It's all about people evolving somewhat simultaneously through their lives. I think we've emotionally evolved.” — Jamie
“[Christopher steadfastly refuses to talk about his marriage to the press, despite constant hounding from reporters.]” — Christopher

Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan

Married 32 years

“From the beginning, I loved his sense of humor and that brain of his. He's so smart.” — Tracy
“What Tracy has done for me is amazing. She’s married to this Mickey Mouse, this… and yet every day she shows me she’s a person with an incredible sense of dignity and responsibility.” — Michael

Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick

Married 32 years

“There was a part of me at the beginning of our marriage that thought, I’m cool alone. I love him, but I’m strong enough to handle life without him. But now he is the person I count on to live and walk through life with. It’s a dependency that is there and large and real and profound.” — Kyra
“She was this very tough, smart, very real person, incredibly emotional and passionate. It didn’t seem weird to me that we were getting married and having kids so quickly.” — Kevin

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness

Married 24 years

“He’d never say I’d gained weight or I didn’t look good — never. I am very blessed to have a husband who only ever sees the best in me.” — Deborra-Lee
“She makes me say 'us' instead of 'I' and 'we' instead of 'me', and I love her.” — Hugh

Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker

Married 23 years

“He’s probably the funniest fellow I’ve met in my entire life. I’m mad for him, totally.” — Sarah
“People are consistently telling me how much they like my wife. That’s my cross to bear. You get, ‘Hey, Ferris, I love your wife.’ At least they remember something. It’s hard to walk around with her.” — Matthew

David Beckham and Victoria Adams

Married 21 years

“I looked at him and thought after being married for 11 years, we were the only couple who were even near each other at that party. We're soulmates.” — Victoria
“Me and my wife — we’re very hands-on. We juggle our lives with our work and in our family, children always come first. So, it's as simple as that.” — David

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor

Married 20 years

“When Ben and I first got married (in 2000) and we first had kids, I felt I needed to prove we could still do it and I could still work separately from Ben and I could still work with him. I just let go of all of that now.” — Christine
“Sometimes she laughs at things that I take too seriously, which I find helpful in keeping me grounded.” — Ben

Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar

Married 18 years

“The solid base that we have now, you don't have that when you have been with someone for two years. We have already weathered all these storms. We know this is it; we are a team.” — Sarah
“Sarah is my destiny, I care about her so much, we became friends when we made I Know What You Did Last Summer, and remained friends. And now she’s my very best friend.” — Freddie

Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani

Married 18 years

“We write about each other, and we’ve always been really supportive of each other. He‘s a really good songwriter — it’s really annoying how good he is.” — Gwen
“Generosity, dedication, honesty, and sweetness. That is Gwen in a nutshell.” — Gavin