Celebrity Couples that Stand the Test of Time

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It seems that every magazine, blog, and entertainment news show likes to focus on the infamous trend of divorce and break-ups in Hollywood; however, not every celebrity couple is doomed from the start.

Here’s a few that haven’t succumbed to the Hollywood couples’ curse:

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, 25 yearsSamanthaDavis_celebcouple1

Hanks knows he’s a lucky man. “No secrets, it’s about winning the lottery,” he said. “She could’ve done better, but man oh man, I’m no dope. I’m sticking with her.” According to Hanks, Wilson only fights with him about the important things. “The only thing we ever argue about is who loves each other more,” he said. How cute is that?

Denzel Washington and Pauletta Pearson, 30 years

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Despite rumors of Denzel cheating in 2013 (which have been vehemently denied), the two are sticking together. Tabloid gossip suggested otherwise, but Washington’s PR replied, saying, “They are not divorcing, not separating.” According to Washington, they “go through ups and downs like any couple.” In this business, says co-star Sanaa Latham, “It’s frustrating. People are going to talk no matter what.”

Bono and Alison Hewson, 33 yearsSamanthaDavis_celebcouple3Married in 1982, the two have supported each other through it all. “Our marriage has worked because we like each other, because we talk to each other, and we are passionate about what we do. We allow each other to pursue our goals,” Hewson said. She understands that her husband’s passion extends beyond the family. “Music is his first love,” she said. “I wouldn’t want to be married to someone who wasn’t happy with what they were doing in life, and B wouldn’t either. I have learned a lot about what it means to be married, how great it can be if you persevere. We’re very close.”

Meryl Streep and Don Gummer, 35 years

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Within six months of the wedding, their first baby was on the way. They now have three daughters and a son, Henry. Streep’s secret to a great marriage is communication. “You have to talk about all the issues that arise, even the smallest things,” she said in an interview with New Zealand Women’s Weekly. “You have to listen to your partner’s problems, suggestions, and advice, and accept that you’re not always right. Conversation is the key to a successful marriage.” Streep confesses that they aren’t perfect, however. “We agree on the big things, like the kids, sex, and money, which I’m told is what most couples fight about. I always find that you scrap over the little things – whose turn it is to have the car serviced and silly things like that,” she said.

Kirk Douglas and Anne Buydens, 60 yearsSamanthaDavis_celebcouple5

  At the ripe age of 97, Douglas and his bride are still as happy as ever. Ironically, the first time he asked Buydens out, he was rejected. “She said no, she was going to have some scrambled eggs and go to bed. I’d never been insulted so politely,” he said. The two enjoy living in a smaller house now, where their four children visit them often. “Anne fills a tremendous void in my life,” he said. “When you reach a certain state in your celebrity, making real friends is almost impossible. As you grow older, you cherish your family more and more.”

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