We cannot deny the fact that in Hollywood, marriages and relationships don’t last too long. The traditional concept of celebrity relationships seems to be a novelty now. Given the fast-tracked nature of life nowadays, relationships have also become so. But some couples stood the test of time and made us believe in the ’till death do us apart’ vow. Let’s admit that in Hollywood or the entertainment industry in general, some affairs are turned into a knot, and the couple ends up getting married, and some affairs don’t. There’s nothing wrong with that. But the problem is that now there are too many divorces occurring in Hollywood where some celebrity couples decided to part ways after staying together for decades. And this trend isn’t only noticed among celebrities.
Well-known personalities like Bill Gates also filed for divorce after being married for 27 years… and now shocking information that the media has looked the other way has surfaced. Who knew Bill was a frequent flier on Epstein’s Lolita Express? Who knew Bill was a regular at the local stripe clubs? Who knew Bill would often times bring those strippers home for a pool party and run around bare-arse naked? We digress… Anyways, that was a “shocker” for everyone worldwide. That’s why we believe it is the right time to celebrate the institution of marriage and restore our faith in it by honoring those celebs who are a living example of how to make a relationship work. They are role models for all couples as they reached their happily ever after with patience, perseverance, and passion. Here is twenty-five of the most inspiring couples in Hollywood who are still going strong. Who knows, we also get to pick up some secrets of keeping a relationship thriving and long-lasting.
Julia Roberts & Danny Moder: 18 Years +
Isn’t it quite surprising that an actor of the caliber of Julia Roberts has stayed in a stable relationship for over 15 years? She was one of the most loved and adored actresses. Her movies like Pretty Woman and Notting Hill were blockbusters. Still, she decided to marry Danny Moder. He was the cameraman of Julia’s movies and was married already when the two first met. However, as fate would have it, everything fell into place, and they ended up marrying each other. Now it has been 18 years, and they still feel the same love and passion as the first year of their marriage.
They celebrated their wedding anniversary on July 4th, 2020, and the Oscar winner posted a heartfelt tribute to her spouse with a sweet selfie. In the photo she posted on her Instagram, the diva is standing next to Moder wearing a striped tee and sunglasses and kissing her husband on his cheek. This photo was captioned: “18 years. #heckyes,” followed by star emojis. The Homecoming starlet is although quite secretive about her private life. However, in 2019, she did a candid interview with Gywneth Paltrow on Goop podcast where she praised Moder a lot. “I think that first kind of real ‘seismic shift’ was meeting Danny, getting married to Danny. That was the first like, my life will never be the same in the most incredible, indescribable way,” the mother of three told Gywneth.
Viola Davis & Julius Tennon: 17 Years +
Viola had given up on marriage and love before she met Julius Tennon. As they say, you will just know it when The One walks into your life. Davis also had no idea if she will have that moment. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom star was waiting for it to happen and even prayed to God as she felt lonely and gloomy. The Oscar nominee told Page Six in 2013 that she started praying after someone told her that this is the way to meet her soulmate.“I was the loneliest woman in the world, and someone said, ‘You should just pray for a husband,’ [she] wanted a big Black man from the South who looked like a football player, who already had children, who maybe had been married before,” the actress said.
Her prayers were answered as Tennon met her within a month and was precisely the kind of person Viola was searching for. The Austin, Texas native was an outstanding footballer, had earned a full scholarship for playing at the University of Tulsa, and became the first black graduate from the school’s theatre department. Interestingly, Julius overheard Viola saying that she didn’t know many people in LA and introduced himself to her. They started dating and tied the knot in 2003. The couple adopted a daughter, Genesis, in 2011.
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Junior: 20 Years +
Gellar and Prinze Jr. have been together for nearly 20 years. They met in 1997 on the sets of the teen horror flick I Know What You Did Last Summer. But they started dating after 2000. To us, it seems as if they were meant to be together, but in reality, the couple claims that each of them took their own sweet time before deciding on tying the knot. While speaking to E! News, Freddie said that they remained friends for two years before their first date. “We were friends for two years before we ever went out on a date. She knew what kind of guy I was, what my morals were, what my priorities were, and vice versa. We already knew all the faults about the other person.”
Another interesting detail about their relationship is that their first date happened accidentally. “We were supposed to have dinner with a friend of ours, and she didn’t make her plane, so we went anyway. We’d had tons of dinners before, and for some reason, it felt different that night. Organically, it just transitioned into something else.” By April 2001, both had gotten engaged and exchanged their vows in 2002 in Mexico. They are proud parents to a daughter and a son. Talking about what makes a relationship work, “it’s like any relationship in your life. You have to nurture it and take time with it.”
Brooke Shields & Chris Henchy: 21 Years +
In 2001, screenwriter/producer Chris Henchy married the gorgeous model-turned-actress, Brooke Shields and they have remained inseparable ever since. Both were introduced to each other by their mutual friend in 1999 and they got engaged pretty soon. Henchy popped the question in July 2000 while he was vacationing with Brooke in Mexico. by April 2001, they had married.
The actress claims that communication and space are fundamental to a successful marriage because “a little space is good,” Brooke shared. The iconic actress says that she has spent more time with her hubby during the coronavirus-led lockdown. The Pretty Baby star was quarantining with her spouse and two daughters Grier and Rowan.
Barbra Streisand & James Brolin: 22 Years +
Barbra and James are among Hollywood’s power couples. They met for the first time at a party and immediately hit it off. Their first date happened in 1996, and the couple tied the knot in 1998. Streisand and Brolin have been together for over two decades, but they were married to different individuals before finding true love. Their love story is too sweet, like something straight out of a typical Hollywood rom-com. Barbara was married to Eliot Gould. They got married in 1963 and parted ways in 1971. Barbara has a son from this marriage, Jason.
On the other hand, James had married twice before meeting Barbara. His first wife was Jane Cameron Agee. The couple had two children, Jess and Josh, who’s a famous actor too. Later, James married for the second time to Jan Smithers and they had a daughter named Molly. Barbara was happily single when she met James. She spoke to People about her life as a single mother and said she liked not being in despair. “Without being in despair, I was finally liking my solitude, I met him at a dinner and expected a bearded mountain-man type, and he had cut off all his hair and was clean-shaven,” Streisand said.