Hollywood Couples: 16 Famous Pairs Who Have Stood The Test Of Time

by Jess Catcher
Jess grew up in Oklahoma before moving to New York to become a writer. She has a cat named Agnes.

We’re used to hearing about Hollywood couples breaking up — or “consciously uncoupling” — on what feels like a daily basis. However, there are plenty of famous pairs out there who have stood the test of time.

Each of the romantic twosomes below have spent decades together despite the hurdles that can come with working in the entertainment industry. It’s inspiring to see them together and know that true love really can overcome all the bumps in the road.

Whether they met on a movie set, headlined a tour, or were introduced by mutual friends, they’ve all warmed our hearts with their mutual affection. Of course, it’s even more fun when we get to see them share screen time or the stage together. Just knowing how much they care for each other is enough to put a smile on our face.

Take a look to see which Hollywood couples have lasted longer than the rest.

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1. Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson

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They met while co-starring in 1985’s Volunteers and tied the knot in 1988. The sweet pair have two sons together and will celebrate their 30th anniversary in 2018.

2. Goldie Hawn And Kurt Russell

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They’ve never married, but the pair started dating after co-starring in Swing Shift back in 1983. They have been going strong for more than 30 years ever since.

3. Johnny Cash And June Carter Cash

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The country icons had a famously rocky road to happiness after they met in 1956, but they managed to make it through and get married 12 years later.

They were together for 35 years after Johnny proposed to her onstage, and remained by each other’s side until June’s death in 2003.

4. George Burns And Gracie Allen

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The hilarious pair were just friends when they teamed up for their vaudeville act in 1923, but it didn’t take long for them to fall in love and get married in January 7, 1926. They remained together until her passing in 1964.

5. Will Smith And Jada Pinkett-Smith

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The multitalented couple dated for three years after meeting on the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air set in 1994, then made things official in 1997.

6. Sarah Michelle Geller And Freddie Prinze Jr.

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The former teen idols met in 1997, then were friends for two years before they actually started dating. They eventually got hitched in 2002.

7. Mark Harmon And Pam Dawber

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The private pair have spent three decades as husband and wife since tying the knot back in 1987.

8. Mel Brooks And Anne Bancroft

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The funnyman met his future wife while at a taping of Perry Como’s variety show. They married in 1964 and remained together for over four decades until her death in 2005.

9. Michael J. Fox And Tracy Pollan

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She was actually dating someone else when they met on the set of Family Ties, but have been together since 1987, when they reunited on the film Bright Lights, Big City.

10. Meryl Streep And Don Gummer

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The Oscar-winner married the sculptor back in 1978. They have four children together, one son and three daughters.

11. Julia Louis-Dreyfus And Brad Hall

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The funny couple found romance while attending college at Northwestern and performing together in a theater group. The classmates got married in 1987.

12. Kevin Bacon And Kyra Sedgwick

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The couple met while performing together in Lemon Sky, a play adapted for PBS that aired in 1988. They didn’t waste time getting married that same year.

13. Sam Elliot And Katharine Ross

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The Graduate actress fell for the famously mustachioed man while filming The Legacy in 1978. They married in 1984 and have continued to work on films together.

14. Paul Newman And Joanne Woodward

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He was still married to his first wife when they met in 1953 while performing in a play. The pair remained just friends until his divorce.

They tied the knot in 1958 and stayed together for 50 years before his death in 2008.

15. Sarah Jessica Parker And Matthew Broderick

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Her brother introduced the pair in 1991 and she famously wore a black dress when they tied the knot back in 1997.

16. Jerry Stiller And Anne Meara

16. Jerry Stiller And Anne Meara

The couple kept each other laughing for over 60 years after their wedding in 1954 and until her passing in 2015.

Were you surprised by any of these long-lasting Hollywood couples?

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