Divorce and separation is the order of the day in Hollywood, especially in celebrity marriages. People normally anticipate news of break up for celebrities beginning from a week after their wedding, and this is due to the trend of divorce and the inconsistency in celebrity marriage. That notwithstanding, some celebrities have been able to keep their marriages together, irrespective of the struggle and crisis they must have encountered with their spouse. Some couples are both successful actors, while other couples have one spouse who is a mega-star while the other is unknown to the public. This list of the Longest Hollywood Marriages is ranked by the number of years they have been married together.
10. John Travolta and Kelly Preston
Married For 24 Years
Preston had been married to actor Kevin Gage for two years, and then had a relationship with George Clooney and Charlie Sheen before she met John Travolta. They have been married since 1991.
9. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
Married For 27 Years
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson got married in 1988. Although Tom has two children from a previous marriage, he has two children with Rita and they are both successful actors and producers.
8. Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest
Married For 31 Years
Christopher Guest married actress Jamie Lee Curtis in 1984 and they have two adopted children: Anne and Thomas.
7. Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman
Married For 33 Years
The five-foot comedy couple hooked up in 1971 during a cast dinner for a play, The Shrinking Bride in which DeVito played a stable boy. They moved in together after two weeks, then dated for 11 years before tying the knot in 1982.
6. Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward
Married For 50 Years
Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward wedded in 1958 and were married for 50 years at the time of Newman’s death in 2008. They had three daughters together, although Newman already had two daughters and a son from a previous marriage.
5. Bill & Camille Cosby
Married For 51 Years
2014 marked the 50th wedding anniversary of Bill Cosby and his wife Camille. they got married in 1964 and have five children together. Between 2014 and 2015, over twenty women has allegedly come out to say billed had drugged and molested them in the past. All this added a lot of strain to their marriage, but according to Bill when he talked about setting the fundamental truths of marriage: “the wife is in charge.” Its up to her to support her man, or walk away.
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4. Bob & Ginny Newhart
Married For 52 Years
Bob Newhart has been married to his wife Ginny since 1963. They have four children together. Newhart says he is most proud of the longevity of his marriage, kids, and grandchildren. He treasures his family as they are worth more than all his riches.
3. Hume Cronyn & Jessica Tandy
Married For 52 Years
Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy were married for over 50 years, from 1942 until Tandy’s death in 1994. The couple had two children, Christopher and Tandy Cronyn, and collaborated on several films, plays, and other projects over their many decades together.
2. James Garner & Lois Clarke
Married For 59 Years
James Garner and Lois Clarke married in 1956, 14 days after they met and are still together till date. Clarke had one daughter, Kim, from a previous marriage, and the couple have another daughter, Gigi.
1. Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara
Married For 61 Years
Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara are the longest married Hollywood couple. They have been married since 1954 and have two children together, Amy and Ben Stiller. Jerry Stiller says Anne is very forgiving. She doesn’t care about money, being rich, or clothes and they never argued about finances. Stiller and Meara first gained attention as a successful comedy duo. Stiller also appeared in successful television shows like “Seinfeld” and “The King of Queens” and Meara, “Sex and the City.”