11 Famous Couples Who Make Us Believe True Love Exists
In the frantic pace of modern life, it becomes increasingly difficult to make time to work on your relationship. The situation gets even more difficult if your life is spent in the spotlight. However, these celebrities know the secret to a happy marriage. They’ve spent so much time together that they could write books about long-lasting and harmonious family life. These 11 love stories can prove that true love really does exist.
1. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel (10 years of marriage)
Justin and Jessica first met at a birthday party at the beginning of 2007. There was a spark between them, and they started dating. The couple tied the knot in 2012, and their life together has not been idyllic. Once, they even decided to break up but then reunited after several months. They also faced difficulties connected with rumors about Justin cheating. However, the couple managed to overcome the problems, and today they are happily living together and raising their 2 sons.
2. Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher (12 years of marriage)
This couple definitely has fun together. They started dating 21 years ago and got married in Paris in 2010. Fisher shared that it wasn’t easy for her to show her future husband’s scandalous work to her family. Today, this couple of comedians have 2 kids together. And not very long ago, they moved to Fisher’s homeland — Australia.
3. Jay-Z and Beyoncé (14 years of marriage)
Queen Bey met Jay-Z for the first time at the age of 18 when she was still a part of Destiny’s Child. The couple didn’t rush into romance, and they were friends for a while beforehand. Their relationship developed alongside their music collaboration and they got married in 2008. These 2 stars had relationship issues, but were strong enough to overcome the hard period of their life. They have 3 children together.
4. Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Levin (17 years of marriage)
The Downey’s first met each other at the filming of Gothika, where Robert was starring together with Halle Berry. Susan was producing the movie and didn’t want to mix her personal life with work. Besides, she found him “weird” at first. It took time for her to agree to date the actor, but when she did, their relationship progressed pretty fast and they got engaged within a few months. 2 years later, in 2005, they tied the knot. Today Robert and Susan share a son and a daughter and run their own production company, Team Downey.
5. Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart (12 years of marriage)
It seems that the star, who is world-famous for the Indiana Jones franchise, has found real happiness with his third wife Calista Flockhart. They first met at the Golden Globe Awards in 2002 and have been happily married since 2010. The couple has one adopted son together. Ford once commented on their relationship in a very touching way: “Romantic love is one of the most exciting and fulfilling kinds of love and I think there is a potential for it at any stage of your life.”
6. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas (22 years of marriage)
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas enjoy one of the most stable and long-term relationships in the world of celebrities. They tied the knot in 2000 and have 2 kids together. The couple struggled with health issues and even decided to live separately in response to the stress of both their illnesses. But things eventually got better and they reconciled “stronger than ever.”
7. Julia Roberts and Danny Moder (20 years of marriage)
Julia and Danny met on the set of The Mexican and got married in 2002. They have welcomed 3 children and work to keep their life as private as possible. “We try to protect our kids. We just want to have our family life and not have that intruded upon,” Roberts said during one of her interviews.
8. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard (13 years of marriage)
The couple met at a dinner around 20 years ago. After that, Maggie and Peter started dating and got married in 2009. Today they have 2 daughters together. They are not only husband and wife but creative partners. Sarsgaard played a role in the first film Gyllenhaal directed — the psychological drama The Lost Daughter, which has won numerous accolades.
9. Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar (20 years of marriage)
The actors met on the set of I Know What You Did Last Summer in 1997 but didn’t start dating until several years later. The Scooby-Doo costars got married in 2002. They have a son and a daughter together. Sarah Michelle once shared that being mindful and present is one of the keys to long-lasting marriage: “Take the 10 minutes — put the phone down. Have a cup of coffee together. Make the most of the time that you have. We are all pulled in so many directions, so make sure that, whichever one you are focusing on, you’re present.”
10. Christopher Guest and Jamie Lee Curtis (38 years of marriage)
Jamie Lee Curtis has always been a determined person. In 1984 she saw a picture of Christopher Guest starring in the movie This Is Spinal Tap, and told her friend: “I’m going to marry that guy.” Curtis actually married him several months later. They have been together for almost 4 decades and have 2 adopted daughters.
11. Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson (42 years of marriage)
This couple met more than 50 years ago and haven’t parted ways ever since. Samuel and LaTanya got married in 1980 and have a daughter together. Jackson isn’t the only celebrity in the family. Richardson is a Tony-nominated actress who’s starred in dozens of theater plays, movies, and TV projects. They have acted in several movies together and worked as producing partners.
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