Love is in the air — yes, even in Hollywood!
Whether your ideal date night consists of a cozy candlelit dinner or an outdoor adventure, be inspired to invest that time into your relationship with these unlikely fairytales. Take a look at 14 celebrity couples who have loved well and defied the odds for decades.
Meryl Streep and Don Gummer
Meryl can do no wrong, and we're pretty sure her long-time husband totally agrees. After the death of her partner John Cazale, Streep moved into a vacant apartment of her brother’s friend, Don, who was traveling overseas. When he returned, she never left. The two were married six months later in 1978. Gummer is a sculptor and Streep, as you know, is a 20-time Oscar nominee and the definition of goals.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
We adore this power couple who have been married for nearly 30 years.
"I told her long ago, 'if you and I were at the same high school I wouldn't have had the courage to speak to you,'" Hanks told 60 minutes. These two tied the knot in 1988 and two children together, Chet and Truman.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brad Hall
Married in 1987, this Hollywood dynamic duo has been together for nearly 30 years, and have had two sons together. In June 2016, Louis-Dreyfus Instagrammed a stunning photo from their wedding, captioning it, “A good choice. #remain.”
Pauletta and Denzel Washington
Clocking in at a solid 33 years, this is certainly one of Hollywood’s longest current relationships. The two met in 1977 on the set of “Wilma,” but it took several attempted proposals before Pauletta finally agreed to get married in 1983. The two renewed their wedding vows in South Africa in 1995 and have been going strong ever since.
David and Victoria Beckham
It was the 90s, and David Beckham was the hit soccer hottie and Victoria was Posh Spice. A union between these two greats was inevitable after they met at a charity soccer match in 1997. Their celebrity nickname, “Posh ‘n’ Becks” continues to this day, reflecting one of the sweetest love stories currently in Hollywood. The couple have renewed their vows since then in a quiet ceremony at their home in Beverly Hills.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
They’ve just celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary, and this power couple isn’t going anywhere.
“Anything good that happens to my husband fills me up. It makes me so happy. His disappointments are mine. I would take on his disappointments if I could,” Parker told Daily Mail.
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
Hawn and Russell began their romance in 1983 and have four children, making them one of Hollywood’s longest-standing blended families. The two met in 1968 on the set of "The One and Only," "Genuine," and "Original Family Band," but the age difference kept them apart. Hawn would later admit that there was still a spark between them, regardless of the fact that he was 16 and she was 21.
Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld
Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t meet your soulmate a gym, because for Jessica and Jerry, that’s where the magic happened. The “Seinfeld” creator married Jessica Sklar in 1999, after meeting at a Reebok Gym in New York City. With three children and their own careers, the pair still seems to prioritize each other well.
Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon
Talk about a whirlwind! The couple met on the set of Lemon Sky and tied the knot in 1988, the same year the movie was released. Both beloved in their own right, these two are even sweeter together.
Livia Giuggioli and Colin Firth
They’ve been together for 15 years, and Firth has nothing bad to say about his stunning wife Livia. According to Daily Mail, Firth has called her “the most beautiful woman in the world.” He went on to say “We’ve made it 15 years together…I think that is pretty good going in Hollywood standards. And it's going to go on forever.” We know it will!
Jeff Richmond and Tina Fey
These two dated for seven years before tying the knot. Richmond has been noted joking, “If I’d known so many people would ask me how I proposed, I would have done it in some more theatrical way.” But it was a simple proposal in Lake Michigan that prompted Hollywood’s funny girl Tina to say yes! They were married in 2001 and now have two daughters and thriving careers.
Bryan Cranston and Robin Dearden
So maybe it wasn’t love at first sight for these two, but it certainly has been exciting! The "Breaking Bad" actor met now-wife Robin on the set of Airwolf in 1986 as he held a gun to her head — all scripted, of course!
“It was 30 years ago that we met on that terrible TV show,” Cranston told PEOPLE. “It changed both of our lives.”
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw
Country’s cutest couple has been going strong for over 19 years. They met at a Nashville radio station event in 1996, but still have plenty of that spark that makes them one of Hollywood’s most successful couples.
“You have to walk this life together,” Hill told Taste of Country. “There will be times, ups and downs, but you have to essentially like the person that you love. I think it's important to laugh a lot and have a good time. Life is so short. It sounds contrived but it's the truth."
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.
These two are certainly beating the odds. In 2001, Howard Stern bet that they wouldn’t last 10 years, but they’re now going on 14! The couple met on the set of “I Know What You Did Last Summer” in 1997, but didn’t actually start seeing each other for another three years. And their first date was a complete accident! “We had made plans for dinner with a mutual friend and the person canceled,” Gellar told People. “We decided to have dinner anyway and never looked back.”