It feels great to be in love. Being in a long-term relationship with that special someone provides you with a sense of warmth and security, especially after numerous failed attempts and a string of heartbreak.
Unfortunately, not everyone is so lucky. This is especially true when you turn the focus to celebrity couples. Although divorce and scandals are common among celebrities, there are some couples who’ve managed to defy the odds.
Here are 10 celebrity couples who are still together.
1. Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon
Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon know how to keep their love fresh. When life gives them lemons, they make lemonade. One example was after the couple realized they were one of Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme victims. E! News reports the duo has said they worked out their issues by having more sex instead of fighting or getting stressed with each other. Sedgwick and Bacon have been married since 1988.
2. Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell are in this relationship for the long haul. The lovebirds have been dating since 1983 and have four children. Like Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham, the couple has chosen to stay partners instead of making it official by becoming husband and wife. Thirty-four years later, they’re still together.
3. Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks
Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks have been married for nearly three decades. One year after Hanks divorced his first wife, Samantha Lewes (the stage name of Susan Jane Dillingham), he married Wilson. Wilson and Hanks met in 1984 on the set of the Peace Corps comedy Volunteers, and have been starry-eyed ever since.
4. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have staying power. The duo has managed to stay together after almost 20 years of marriage. Their secret? According to The Sun, Will Smith says one way they have kept the love alive is by seeking marriage counseling. The couple is also rumored to have an open relationship.
5. Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan
Michael J. Fox married his Family Ties co-star in 1988.The couple has remained committed in both sickness and in health. Despite Fox’s Parkinson’s disease diagnosis in 1991 at the age of 29, the couple is staying strong.
6. Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.
Sarah Michelle Gellar, former star of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, said “I do” to her love back in 2002. Fifteen years and two kids later, the pair is still going strong.
7. Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham
Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham have true staying power. The couple has been dating since 1986 and have been engaged since 1992. While wedding rumors have been flying more recently, Oprah says she doesn’t have plans to tie the knot anytime soon.
8. Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld
9. Denzel and Pauletta Washington
Although this couple has been the center of their share of divorce rumors, they have stayed together for more than three decades. The Fences star has been married to his long-time sweetheart since 1983.
10. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
This celebrity couple knows how to make love last. The stars of Sex and the City and Ferris Beuller’s Day Off haven’t let fame interfere with their relationship. Parker and Broderick have been married since 1997.
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