50 Hollywood Couples Open Up About Love and Relationships

12:31 PM 2/14/2017

by THR Staff

In honor of Valentine's Day, a look at romantic advice shared by couples that have stayed together (and some that haven’t).

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
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Written by Akili Dorsey-Bell, Elizabeth Gulino, Aja Hoggatt and Jillian Meehan

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    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez

    (2002–2004)

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    Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, once known by their couple name "Bennifer," met on the set of Gigli in 2002 and were briefly engaged until their breakup in 2004.

    In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Affleck said the two still keep in touch. "We don't have the kind of relationship where she relies on me for advice, … but we do have the kind of relationship where there'll be an email saying, 'Oh, your movie looks great,'" he said. "I remember when she got American Idol. I said: 'This was really smart. Good luck.' I touch base. I respect her. I like her. She's put up with some stuff that was unfair in her life, and I'm really pleased to see her successful."

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    Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick

    (m. 1988–present)

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    Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick have been married since 1988 and recently celebrated their 28th anniversary.

    Sedgwick opened up about their marriage in a 2010 Good Housekeeping interview, saying, "A big key [to marriage] is giving each other the room to grow and change the rules."

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    David Beckham and Victoria Beckham

    (m. 1999–present)

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    Famously known as "Posh and Becks," David and Victoria Beckham started dating at their height of their fame in 1997, before tying the knot at a lavish wedding in 1999.

    David Beckham told Entertainment Tonight in January 2017, after the couple recently renewed their wedding vows, "We know each other better than anybody. People have talked about, 'Do we stay together because it's a brand?' Of course not. We stay together because we love each other, because we have four amazing children. … Do you go through tough times? Of course. That's part of relationships. It's part of marriages. It's part of having children. It's part of having responsibilities."

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    Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr

    (m. 2010–2013)

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    Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr separated after three years of marriage in 2013, but the two have worked to maintain their relationship and remain friends to this day. Kerr is currently engaged to Snapchat SEO Evan Spiegel, while Bloom is dating Katy Perry.

    The supermodel told Cosmopolitan in 2013, "The worst thing you can do is go looking for a partner. You have to embrace the time you have to yourself and do things that nurture your mind and soul. If the right partner is around, he'll come to you."

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    Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall

    (m. 1945–1957)

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    Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall had a love for the ages, beginning when the two starred opposite each other in To Have and Have Not in 1944. Bacall wrote her number on a matchbox for Bogart one day on set, and they were married a short year later. The pair stayed together until his death in 1957.

    In a 2011 Vanity Fair interview, Bacall said, "I never said [Bogart] was perfect, because God knows he was not. Who would want to be married to somebody perfect? I wouldn't."

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    David Bowie and Iman

    (m. 1992–2016)

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    David Bowie and Iman met at a dinner party in 1990 and were married two years later, staying together for 26 years before Bowie’s death in 2016.

    Iman said shortly before his death, "I think the secret to a lasting marriage is timing, first of all. … You have to be at the right time in your life that you’re ready for an everlasting relationship, that it becomes first, and a priority in life."

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    Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen

    (m. 2009-present)

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    Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen first met in 2006 at a mutual friend's house and were married three years later in 2009. The couple had two wedding ceremonies, the first in Santa Monica and the second in Costa Rica. Together, they have two children named Benjamin and Vivian, as well as Tom's son from a previous relationship, John.

    Bundchen told Vanity Fair about her relationship with the New England Patriots quarterback, "You know that feeling of, like, you can't get enough? From the first day we met, we've never spent one day without speaking to each other."

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    Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker

    (m. 1997–present)

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    Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick's secret to their long-lasting marriage is keeping quiet about it. The two have been happily married since 1997, but are careful not to let rumors and media coverage come between them.

    Parker said in a 2013 interview with Harper's Bazaar, "I love Matthew Broderick. Call me crazy, but I love him. … 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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    Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor

    (1964–1976)

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    Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton fell in love on the set of their movie Cleopatra while both married to other people. The two were married soon after, from 1964 to 1974, before divorcing and getting married again the following year. They eventually split in 1976, but their tumultuous romance was one for the ages.

    Burton once wrote a letter to Taylor, saying, "I find it equally difficult, because of my innate arrogance, to believe in the idea of love. … There is no such thing, I say to myself. There is lust, of course, and usage, and jealousy, and desire and spent powers, but no such thing as the idiocy of love."

    Taylor, in turn, wrote a letter to Burton with a similar sentiment: "I wish I could tell you of my love for you, of my fear, my pure animal pleasure of you, my jealousy, my anger at you. ... Most of all my love for you and whatever love you can dole out to me. I wish I could write about it but I can only boil and bubble inside and hope you understand how I really feel."

    Taylor once said in an interview that she didn't "give a damn" about most of the men she'd been with, with the exception of Burton. "Richard is the only one I truly loved and still care about," she said. "I shall miss him until the day I die."

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    George Clooney and Amal Clooney

    (m. 2014–present)

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    George and Amal Clooney met at a charity fundraiser in Italy in 2013 and were married a year later. The couple recently confirmed to CBS' The Talk that they're expecting twins.

    Clooney told CBS This Morning in 2015, "I have someone whom I can talk to about anything and someone whom I care more about than I've cared about anybody."

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    Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

    (m. 2008–present)

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    Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi fell hard for each other in the early aughts, and married in 2008 shortly after California lifted the same-sex marriage ban.

    Ellen told People in 2014, "The truth is, and this is corny, I fall more in love with Portia all the time. … It's what anyone experiences when you find that person that gets you, wants to take care of you, wants the best for you. We're really lucky because we know how rare it is."

    Portia spoke about the importance of marriage for same-sex couples in a 2013 interview with LA Confidential, saying, "I don't think people understand how important that little ceremony is and what it actually does to people. To my mother, instead of thinking of our relationship as a little bit less than my brother and his wife's relationship in some way, it made them instantly equal in her mind, and Ellen became her daughter rather than someone that I was with or dating. It just made it more like family, and our commitment to each other just strengthened instantly."

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    Johnny Depp and Kate Moss

    (1994–1997)

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    Kate Moss and Johnny Depp met in 1994 at Caf Tabac in New York and shared a passionate relationship for three years. The two were rumored to be engaged when they decided to end their romance in 1997.

    Moss spoke about their relationship in a 2012 Vanity Fair interview, saying, "There's nobody that's ever really been able to take care of me. Johnny did for a bit. I believed what he said. … Like if I said, 'What do I do?,' he'd tell me. And that's what I missed when I left."

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    Kirk Douglas and Anne Buydens

    (m. 1954–present)

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    Kirk Douglas and Anne Buydens married in 1954, and are still going strong more than 60 years later. After their 60th anniversary, Douglas wrote in a Los Angeles Times column, "Anne never tried to change me, but she never hesitated to speak her mind — usually gently and often with great humor and subtlety. But she did change me and very much for the better."

    The column continued, "A newly engaged friend asked, 'Kirk, why did your marriage last so long?' 'That's easy,' I replied. 'I just told my wife, if you ever leave me, I'm going with you!'"

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    Clark Gable and Carole Lombard

    (m. 1939–1942)

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    Clark Gable and Carole Lombard bonded at a Hollywood party and became instantly inseparable. The two were married in 1939, but were only together for three brief years before Lombard died tragically in a plane crash. Heartbroken, Gable was inconsolable. Though he married two more times, Gable was eventually laid to rest beside Lombard, returning to his true love's side.

    "Boredom is the greatest sin in the world," Gable said in a 1940 interview with Movie and Radio Guide, "And the only cure for boredom is hard work and an understanding marriage."

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    Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes

    (2011–present)

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    Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes' notoriously private romance began in 2011 when they met while filming The Place Beyond the Pines. They're currently raising two daughters together, and the La La Land actor dedicated his recent Golden Globe award for best actor in a comedy/musical to Mendes' late brother, who passed away in 2016.

    "While I was singing and dancing and playing piano and having one of the best experiences I've ever had on a film, my lady was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second, and trying to help her brother fight his battle with cancer," Gosling said at the podium. "If she hadn't taken all that on so that I could have this experience, it would surely be someone else up here. Sweetheart, thank you."

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    Stedman Graham and Oprah Winfrey

    (1986–present)

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    Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham began dating in 1986, and after Graham proposed in 1992, Winfrey realized that marriage was not what she wanted. The couple is still together, happily unmarried, to this day.

    Winfrey said of her decision, "What I realized is, I don't want to be married, because I could not have the life that I created for myself. I couldn't do it."

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    Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley

    (1987–2000)

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    Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley met on the set of Rowing With the Wind in 1987 and stayed together for 13 years before parting ways in 2000. The pair has stayed close, however, and call each other best friends even though their romance has ended.

    Hurley has said of their friendship, "He will be my best friend for life. You can create fabulous new relationships but it will never be quite the same as that one."

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    Don Gummer and Meryl Streep

    (m. 1978–present)

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    Meryl Streep and Don Gummer met soon after the devastating death of her previous boyfriend John Cazale, when Gummer, a friend of her brother's, came to help Streep move out of the apartment she had shared with Cazale. The two were married within the year and are together to this day.

    Streep once said about their relationship, "The secret of a happy marriage is goodwill and a willingness to bend and to shut up every once in a while."

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    Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

    (m. 1988–present)

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    Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have been married since 1988, after Hanks' first marriage ended in divorce. "Our marriage doesn't require vast work," Hanks once said. "We have been married 28 years and dig each other a lot."

    He added, "People say, 'Jeez, it must be hard to stay married in show business.' I think it's hard to stay married anywhere, but if you marry the right person, it might work out."

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    Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness

    (m. 1996–present)

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    Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness got together at a dinner party while working on the Australian drama Corelli, when the two nervously confessed their mutual attraction for each other. They've been married since 1996.

    Jackman said on a 2016 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, "It gets better and better, I can honestly say that. She's the greatest thing that ever happened to me."

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    Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley

    (m. 1994–1996)

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    Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley were secretly wed in 1994 and endured a very public divorce just two years later.

    Presley said in an interview with Oprah in 2010, "I've never been comfortable being front and center, honestly — don't like attention on me. Loved being next to him and taking care of him. I was on such a high doing that ... that it was a very profound time in my life."

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    Jay Z and Beyonce

    (m. 2008–present)

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    Beyonce and Jay Z have been the definition of a power couple ever since they collaborated on the rapper's track "03 Bonnie & Clyde" in 2002. They got married in 2008, welcomed their first daughter, Blue Ivy, in 2012, and recently announced they are expecting twins in what has become the most liked Instagram post ever.

    Beyonce spoke about her relationship with Jay Z in a 2013 Vogue interview, saying, "Just knowing someone's always going to be honest and tell the truth … [who] can understand exactly what I'm going through — and I can understand exactly what he’s going through."

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    Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis

    (m. 2015–present)

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    Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis melted hearts with their onscreen romance on That '70s Show years before they started dating in real life, and were finally married in 2015.

    Kunis said in a 2016 interview with Glamour, "There’s nothing we don't know about each other because we've known each other for so long: the ugly, the bad, the good. … It truly is being married to your best friend."

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    Jude Law and Sienna Miller

    (2003–2006 / 2009–2011)

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    Sparks first flew for Jude Law and Sienna Miller when they met on the set of Alfie. The two were together for a few years until Law had an affair, causing the couple to break up. After getting back together in 2009, the couple amicably called it quits again in 2011.

    Miller told Esquire in 2014, "When something ends in a way like that, it's important if you can, in a way, go back and revisit it and either shut that door or create a new room. So it was a very healthy, cathartic experience. And I think it paved the way for both of us to have great futures with no animosity or drama. Such a huge relief, to heal that. And I'm great friends with him and with his children. I love them, madly. Just huge love and respect for all of them."

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    John Legend and Chrissy Teigen

    (m. 2013–present)

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    Chrissy Teigen and John Legend first met on the set of Legend's music video for "Stereo" in 2006. Three years after tying the knot in 2013, Tiegen gave birth to their first child, Luna Stephens.

    Teigen told Cosmopolitan about Legend in 2014, “I'm with someone who is totally secure in himself. He's not trying to be anything other than what he is. The confidence he has brings it to me."

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    John Lennon and Yoko Ono

    (m. 1969–1980)

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    John Lennon and Yoko Ono first met in 1966 when the Beatle visited the Indica Gallery in London, where Ono was preparing her own art exhibit. The pair began dating two years later, and married in 1969. Lennon and Ono, who had a son together named Sean, remained married until Lennon's death in 1980.

    In an interview for Rolling Stone in 1971, Lennon said, "We decided that if we were going to do anything like get married that we would dedicate it to peace. And during that period, because we are what we are, it evolved that somehow we ended up being responsible to produce peace."

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    Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow

    (m. 2002–2012)

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    After 10 years of marriage, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin ended their relationship, calling their divorce "conscious uncoupling." Although they are no longer together, the pair share two kids and remain close friends.

    In an interview with InStyle, Paltrow said the two still have an extremely close bond: "To this day, Chris would take a bullet for me, even though I'm not his wife. … I honestly think Chris and I have contributed something positive to the culture of divorce."

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    Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

    (m. 1996–present)

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    Faith Hill and Tim McGraw first met at a Nashville radio station event and didn't become an official item until 1996, when Hill was the opening act on McGraw's tour. The country stars have been married for 20 years and have three teenage daughters.

    "It's always been magic from the first, the first time that we performed together onstage, which was spontaneous combustion," Hill once said in an interview with Larry King. "We fell in love on that tour and sang together night after night, and it was just beautiful."

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    Danny Moder and Julia Roberts

    (m. 2002–present)

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    Julia Roberts met cameraman Danny Moder on the set of The Mexican in 2001. They have been married for almost 15 years and have three children named Finn, Hazel, and Henry.

    "I would say, never leave the house without saying goodbye to your wife, and kissing her goodbye," Roberts once said in an interview with E!'s Jason Kennedy while giving advice to the then-newlywed reporter. “And never come home and not find her first and say, 'I'm home, hello,' kiss and hug and then go do whatever you have to do."

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    Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward

    (m. 1958–2008)

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    Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were married for 50 long years before Newman's death in 2008. Woodward once said, "Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day? Ah, now that's a real treat."

    When asked how they were able to stay faithful for so long, Newman noted, "People stay married because they want to. Not because the doors are locked."

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    Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston

    (1973–1990)

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    Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston met in 1973 when she came to his house for his birthday party and spent the night, beginning a turbulent but memorable relationship. The couple stayed together through bouts of infidelity, but eventually parted ways in 1990.

    Huston once wrote about their relationship in Vanity Fair, "The front door of a modest two-story ranch-style house opened, and there was that smile. Later, after he became a superstar and was on the cover of Time magazine, Diana Vreeland was to christen it 'the Killer Smile.' But at the time I thought, 'Ah! Yes. Now, there's a man you could fall for.'"

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    Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

    (m. 2014–present)

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    Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka were together for 10 years and both proposed to each other once before they were finally married in 2014.

    Harris wrote in a column for Out magazine in 2012: "What defines a relationship is the work that's involved to maintain it, and it's constantly changing. Sometimes I'm deeply in love with David and head-over-heels, and sometimes I question whether it's going to work out and is meant to be. It's like a business relationship, as well as a personal one; we have a business together and that’s maintaining our love for one another."

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    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

    (m. 2014–2016)

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    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt (often dubbed "Brangelina") first met on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith and eventually took their onscreen romance offscreen when they began dating in 2005. The two tied the knot in a sweet ceremony in France in 2014, and just two years later, Jolie filed for divorce. The couple share six children together.

    Jolie told Elle in 2014 she never thought she would find love before meeting with Pitt. "You get together and you're two individuals and you feel inspired by each other, you challenge each other, you complement each other, drive each other beautifully crazy," she said. "After all these years, we have history — and when you have history with somebody, you're friends in such a very real, deep way that there's such a comfort, and an ease, and a deep love that comes from having been through quite a lot together."

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    Chris Pratt and Anna Faris

    (m. 2009–present)

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    Anna Faris and Chris Pratt met and fell in love on the set of Take Me Home Tonight in 2007. Although Faris was still married to Ben Indra during filming, Pratt swears he didn't make a move on the actress until she filed for divorce later that year. They were married in 2009 and have a 5-year-old son named Jack.

    "Anna and I are meant to be together," Chris once said. "Our relationship has made me believe in divine intervention and destiny, just as much as my crazy career and the way I fell into this life. She and I grew up 20 minutes away from each other but never met until we met in L.A."

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    Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar

    (m. 2002–present)

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    Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar's first date was over 17 years ago, and the couple is still going strong. They met on the set of I Know What You Did Last Summer in 1997 and now are happily married with two children.

    "We were fortunate enough to be at the right times in our lives where we both wanted something serious and it worked," Prinze said during an interview for AOL Build. "So we're lucky, but we also work very hard at it. It's not just dumb luck, it's work."

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    Prince Rainier III and Grace Kelly

    (m. 1956–1982)

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    Grace Kelly and Monaco's Prince Rainier III met in 1955, and less than a year later, Kelly crossed the sea to become the new Princess of Monaco in what became known as "The Wedding of the Century." After Kelly’s death in 1982, Rainier refused to remarry.

    Kelly once said, "I don't want to be married to someone who feels belittled by my success. … I couldn't bear walking into a restaurant and hearing the maitre d’ refer to my husband as Mr. Kelly."

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    Burt Reynolds and Sally Field

    (1977–1980s)

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    Burt Reynolds and Sally Field began dating when they met on the set of Smokey and the Bandit, and though they broke it off a few years later, Reynolds still calls Field the love of his life.

    He confessed that he still misses her in a 2015 Vanity Fair interview, saying, "There isn't anything — no matter how good it is, or how good it tastes, or how much fun it is — where too much is good for you. It can destroy you. And you have to learn. It's a hard lesson. But you have to learn to back off and do as good as you can in your chosen profession. And don't screw it up. And the best way to screw it up is having too much of a good thing."

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    Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively

    (m. 2012–present)

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    Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds starred opposite each other in Green Lantern in 2011, the same year Reynolds finalized his divorce from Scarlett Johansson. The co-stars coupled up soon after, and were married a year later.

    Blake spoke about her marriage with Marie Claire in 2016, saying, "I knew he would always be my best friend for my whole life. That was the biggest thing to me. I'd never known anything like the friendship that I had with him. I could like him as much as I loved him."

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    Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn

    (1983–present)

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    The two have been together since 1983 when they co-starred in the film Swing Shift. Both were previously married, but chose not to tie the knot this time. Hawn told Porter magazine in 2015, "A lasting relationship isn’t about marriage. It’s about compatibility and communication. And you both need to want it to work."

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    Seal and Heidi Klum

    (m. 2004–2012)

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    Heidi Klum and Seal were married in 2004 and remained together for seven years, eventually ending their relationship in 2012.

    Before their split, Klum told Good Housekeeping in 2011, "Why does [our marriage] work so well? Maybe it's just because it's real. We love each other. We love our kids. We have fun with each other and in all the stages in our lives we go through together. What I wanted in a partnership is that I could still be who I am. There are many days where I don't want to put on makeup. I want to be loved just as me."

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    Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani

    (m. 2015–present)

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    When Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton met on the set of The Voice, both were struggling through a divorce — Shelton with fellow country singer Miranda Lambert and Stefani with Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. The singers eventually went public with their relationship at the end of 2015, and a wedding is already rumored to be in the works for this year.

    "I'm our biggest fan," Stefani told Us Weekly. "I actually feel like I'm not in my own life, because I'm not. I'm in a different life all of a sudden."

    The No Doubt frontwoman added, "I'm so blessed and I feel like I believe in my path. Now there's all these miracles around me!"

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    Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner

    (m. 1951–1957)

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    Frank Sinatra married Ava Gardner just days after finalizing his divorce with his first wife, Nancy. The two were married only a few years, but remained lifelong friends. In her autobiography Ava: My Story, Gardner wrote, "I think the main reason my marriages failed is that I always loved too well but never wisely."

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    Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

    (m. 1997–present)

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    Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith met on the set of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1994, when Jada auditioned for the role of Will's onscreen girlfriend. Though she didn't get the part, the pair's romance flourished offscreen, and they married in 1997.

    Will Smith said in a 2015 interview with Entertainment Tonight, "You can't expect it to be easy. It's like our marriage was the most difficult, grueling, excruciating thing that we have ever taken on in our lives. And you know we’re just not quitters."

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    Sonny and Cher

    (m. 1969–1975)

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    Sonny and Cher's marriage lasted less than 10 years, but it remains iconic to this day. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Cher described Sonny as someone who treated her more "like a golden goose than like his wife." She went on to say, "I forgive him, I think. He hurt me in so many ways, but there was something. He was so much more than a husband — a terrible husband, but a great mentor, a great teacher."

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    Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Sam Taylor-Johnson

    (m. 2012–present)

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    Aaron Taylor-Johnson met his wife Sam when he was just 19 years old — and 23 years her junior — on the 2009 set of Nowhere Boy. Though news of their relationship first came under public scrutiny over the large age gap, the two have been married for over four years and have two daughters together.

    Nocturnal Animals star Taylor-Johnson told The Times magazine in 2015, "I don't engage with [talk about the age gap]. At an early age when I saw articles, it just f—ed me up. ... What does it even f—ing matter about our age? I never noticed it when we fell in love with each other. ... I met Sam and I knew I wanted to be with her. And it got clearer, each step. … I wanted kids, we had kids, and I was really into that, taking time off and involving myself in the bubble of her pregnancy."

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    Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel

    (m. 2012–present)

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    Justin Timberlake revealed at a press conference that he had to be pretty persistent to convince Jessica Biel to first go out with him — and his hard work clearly paid off. The pair started dating in 2007 and had an on-again, off-again relationship before finally getting hitched in 2012.

    Biel has said of her marriage to the singer, "It's so funny, it feels like nothing's changed and yet everything's changed. It's kind of that intangible thing, you can't quite put your finger on it, but I guess the idea of having a partner in crime and I guess the word 'husband' is pretty amazing. I'm loving it!"

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    Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn

    (1941–1967)

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    Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy were together for 25 years, during which Tracy remained married to his wife, until his death in 1967. Hepburn did not acknowledge the affair until 1983, after Tracy's wife died, when she wrote about it in her autobiography Me: Stories of My Life. Hepburn wrote, "Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, only what you are expecting to give, which is everything."

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    Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman

    (m. 2006–present)

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    Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman first exchanged numbers at an Australian event, G'Day LA, though Urban didn't reach out to Kidman for four months because he thought she was out of his league. Their first date was in 2005, and they were married one year later.

    Urban has said of their marriage, "Someone said one time, 'If your marriage isn't your priority, you're not married,' and I thought, for me that's so true. So as long as I keep her as a priority, everything else sort of seems to work. And when I don't keep it as a priority, it's … Jenga."

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    Denzel Washington and Pauletta Washington

    (m. 1983–present)

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    Denzel and Pauletta Washington show that the third time really is the charm — after three proposals from Denzel, the two were finally married in 1983, and they are still going strong.

    On marriage, Denzel has said, "I just think that you have to work at it — not give up on each other. It's a commitment. It's not all the honeymoon, it doesn't last forever, so you work at it. And hopefully you're good friends first, that might help!"

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    Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West

    (m. 2014–present)

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    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were longtime friends before they started dating in 2012. The pair finally tied the knot with an elaborate European wedding two years later.

    Before falling for the rapper, Kardashian spoke with British Cosmopolitan about her outlook on love following her split with Kris Humphries, saying, "I think you have different soul mates throughout your life, that your soul needs different things at different times. I do believe in love. I will always believe in love, but my idea has changed from what I’ve always thought."

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