We often read about the latest celebrity marriages in trouble, and it can seem like many Hollywood A-list romances are destined for divorce from the moment their posh pouts utter ‘I do’. However this is not the case for many a well known face in celeb land, and we think its about time we celebrate a few celebrity marriages that have lasted well beyond the annulment stage and have truly stood the test of time.
David Beckham and Victoria Beckham – wed in 1999
David Beckham today shared a heartfelt wedding day throwback picture as he celebrates 17 years of marriage with Victoria – his very own posh spice. The handsome footballer accompanied the Instagram snap with these words: “Wow 17 years ago to this day this happened… I was lucky to meet someone who has the same drive and wanted the same things in life…We have created 4 beautiful children that I couldn’t wish for a more loving and caring mummy for them… Happy anniversary I love u (sic)”. And we love the both of you – keep up the good work guys. And check out that white suit!
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith – wed in 1997
Despite much speculation over the years and rumours of marital struggles, infidelity, open relationships and divorce, there’s no doubt that Will Smith and wife Jada are still going strong. The Men in Black actor has this to say about his secret to long lasting marital success – “We’ve been married 20 years and we’ve been asking ourselves [what’s the secret to marriage] and really at the end of the day it’s just not quitting. You can’t expect it to be easy, it’s like our marriage was the most difficult, gruelling, excruciating thing that we have ever taken on in our lives. And you know we’re just not quitters.”
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson – wed in 1988
The actors, who share two sons together, have been married for an incredible 28 years — which is especially impressive by Hollywood standards. With Rita, Hanks said he found a partner who just “gets it.” “I don’t think I’ll ever be lonely any more… that’s how I felt when I met my wife.” Awww Tom! You guys give us all hope.
Sting and Trudie Styler – wed in 1992
Sting and Trudie are a spiritual pair who put their long last marriage down to – ahem, certain bedroom activities. But Sting also sweetly added: “We love each other – that’s a given. Trudie lights up my world when she comes into a room. I don’t take her for granted.” The pair have been together now for over 30 years – a real, living testament to love and celebrity marriages!
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones – wed in 2000
They’ve made no secret of the fact that they’ve had to work at their marriage. People were once cynical about their age gap (Catherine is 46 and Michael 71) but these lovebirds have proved everybody wrong by staying together and celebrating their 15th wedding anniversary together last November. As a couple, they’ve battled cancer, bipolar disorder and have endured a brief split, but the pair have come out of it all smiling and more united than ever before.
Sir Elton John and David Furnish – wed in 2005
These lovebirds got engaged 11 years ago and married in a civil partnership soon after, and their love story is one of an unbreakable bond between two soulmates. The couple now have two children and continue to make us all gushy with their glorious family snaps. These two have always come across as a wonderfully loving couple.
It’s not all doom and gloom in the land of celebrity marriages!
Have these long reigning couples restored your faith in celebrity marriages? Or just celebrities? Or marriage in general?
Don’t let us down celeb land – you guys are keeping it together for the rest of em’!
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