Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner recently announced their divorce, and then there’s the Jenner’s who shocked the world after Bruce Jenner, the unsuspecting Olympic hero, came out into a trans woman. Divorce is common sight in Hollywood, but while many think finding real love while on the spotlight is impossible, other celebrity couples try to aim for a lifetime bond and stick to their til-death-do-us-part vows when they walked the isle.
Here are lists of the celebrity couple who stood up against the norms in Hollywood and keep their relationship steady and strong through the years:
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1. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
The powerful duo first met on the set of Bosom Buddies. They tied the knot in 1988 and after almost 30 years, they are still going strong especially after Rita’s breast cancer surgery which brought the couple closer than ever.
2. Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale
Hollaback girl Gwen Stefani met fellow rocker Gavin Rossdale on a tour in 1995 and became an official couple in 2002. According to Gwen, both people should be true to their selves and have their own individulity to keep the relationship going.
3. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
Married for more than 16 years, SJP spilled her secret for a lasting marriage, that is to never discuss their marriage to the public.
4. Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo
After 14 years together, the couple finally walked the altar earlier this year. They started dating in 2002 and got engaged in 2008 and they have a four-year old daughter, Aviana.
5. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett
Jada and Will first met when the actress auditioned for a role as Will’s girlfriend for the show “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” in 1994. Three years after, Jada became his wife in real life. According to Mrs. Smith, at the end of the day, their relationship boils down to one thing and that is trust.
6. Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt
Despite the rumors that this couple is going for a split after Hamm entered the rehab to treat his alcohol addiction, the couple claimed they are into a supportive relationship. They have been together for almost 20 years already.
7. Golie Hawn and Kurt Russell
Golie and Kurt started their romance in 1983. They became one of the strongest couple in the industry though in 2004, there has been some stories about the split over a renowned actor in overseas. They came out stronger after the challenge and according to Goldie, a lasting relationship is not about marriage but about compatibility, communication and working out the relationship together.
8. Denzel and Pauletta Washington
The Washingtons have resisted divorce after being married for more than 30 years and after issues about cheating seems reappear every now and then. For Pauletta, a lasting love story depends on how you come out in love after hardship.
9. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard
Maggie and Peter made it official in 2009 after they shared a dinner party in 2002 with their mutual friends. Now on their sixth year, the relationship is going stronger.