With the recent split of mega stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, many have been left wondering if those with beauty, wealth, and fame can't make it, who can? It’s hard to envision just how hard marriage really is for celebrities as they employ nannies, cooks, cleaners, and drivers to do all the dirty and tiring work regular folks do on a daily basis.
Of course a union is more than just good looks and a huge bank account. Still, people tend to look at the famous as the example of what a happy life is supposed to look like. You would think A-listers would have the world’s best therapist to get them through any crisis.
No need to lose hope on romance being ever-lasting. We have found successful unions that have stood the test of time. Some are happily married while others have chosen to be spiritually married.
#1. Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness
The Aussie couple met while filming the TV show Correlli in 1995 and married one year later. At the time Deborra-Lee was the biggest star of the two. They have been very open about the miscarriages Deborra-Lee suffered, prompting the couple to adopt a boy and a girl.
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#2. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
It’s ironic Jada did not get the role to play Will’s girlfriend on his TV show the Fresh Prince of Bell Air. Producers thought she was too short for Will. Their height difference has not gotten in the way of their 19 years of marriage and two kids.
#3. Meryl Streep and Don Gummer
Meryl Streep has managed to be the best female actor of in the last 40 years and keeping a happy, scandal free marriage to sculptor Don Gummer. They tied the knot in 1978 and have raised four children together.
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#4. Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos
Kelly and Mark met on the set of All My Children where they played a couple in 1995. A year later the two eloped. They had three children together. Mark has often helped his wife co-host her show Live! with Kelly.
#5. Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo
Amy and Darren may have done things backwards but it may be the secret to their union. The actors began dating in 2001, got engaged in 2008, and welcomed their daughter Aviana in 2010. It was not until last year that they finally wed. Still their union has lasted 15 years.