You probably already know that successful celebrity marriages are much rarer than those that split up. Although, even though most celebrities are famous for their premature separations, there are still some Hollywood stars out there that have managed to stay in one relationship for more than a few decades.
Some have lived through unfortunate events, others have been exposed multiple times by the media for cheating or for breaks up, some have even been through a divorce and have returned to be together. Most couples in long-lasting marriage in Hollywood keep their private life secret while others like to share everything about their relationship.
We did a little bit of research and we managed to find one of the longest-lasting celebrity couples.
1. Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne
If you ever had a period in your life listening to the rock genre or something related to it, then you definitely have heard of the legendary metal singer, artists and songwriter Ozzy Osbourne. He was one of the founding members of Black Sabbath that was later replaced by the late Dio. Osbourne has a total sales of over 100 million albums when combining both Black Sabbath’s and his solo work albums.
If you are not familiar with Ozzy from his music then you definitely have heard of him through his MTV show “The Osbournes”. It followed the regular life of this heavy metal singer, his wife Sharon and his children Kelly and Jack Osbourne.
These two have endured more than most couples in this world. They both managed to work through Ozzy’s drug and alcohol-related problems, they managed to stay together after 3 years of reality TV show cameras in their home. They are still well in love and have been together for at least 38 years.
2. Marilou and Mark Hamil
One of the most legendary voice actors and the greatest Jedi that ever existed in the Star Wars Universe. That’s right, we’re talking about Mark Hammil.
If you are not familiar with the name Mark Hammil then you will definitely be familiar with the name Luke Skywalker. We think it’s safe to say that Mark had a role in one of the most groundbreaking movies in the history of the film industry. Star Wars had a huge effect on the future of film which can be even seen today.
After the release of the movie in 1977, he soon got married to the love of his life which has lasted for more than 40 years. They now have three children together and claim that they are still very much in love just like the first day they said “Yes” to each other on the altar.
3. Don Gummer and Meryl Streep
Maryl Streep is believed to be one of the best actresses in the history of the movie industry. This can be proven with the record number of nominations she has gotten. She has had 21 Academy Awards nominations, 32 Golden Globe nominations, and 16 Oscar nominations too. We believe that she definitely deserves those rewards because she truly is a very versatile actress that can nail any role in any kind of movie genre.
Through all of her success in the movie world, her husband Don Gummer has always been with her ever since 1978. Today they have four children named: Henry, Mamie, Grace, and Louisa.
They do not share a lot of information publicly about their marriage, but the fact that they have been together for 42 years together tells us enough of a story. If you are interested in other relationships similar to Meryl Streep and Don Gummer, learn more here.
4. Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson
Samuel L. Jackson is believed to be one of the most successful male actors of all time. He has been a major role in one of the best movies in the film industry including Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas, Jungle Fever, Jackie Brown and more recently Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight and in most Avenger movies. If he was considered famous after his prominence in the 90s, he is now a lot more successful in his 60s and 70s.
However, his fame and his fortune are not nearly enough to become an obstacle for the love towards his wife LaTanya Richardson that he married in 1980. Although, this couple claims they have been together a long time before they got married which means that they have been in a relationship much longer than 40 years. They have one child together.
5. Jane Fallon and Ricky Gervais
This English stand-up comedian and actor is definitely one of the most legendary comedians to show up in Hollywood. He is probably best known for acting in the British TV series “The Office” that ran from 2001 to 2003 (not to be mistaken with the American variant of “The Office” which ran from 2005 to 2013.
Before he earned his fame in the film industry he attended the University College London where he met his future wife, Jane Fallon. Ever since then they have been in love and in 1982 they finally got married which means they have been together for 38 years.
It’s important to note that Jane Fallon is no stranger to fame either. She has had nine best-selling novels including “My Sweet Revenge”, “Faking Friends”, “The Ugly Sister” and many others.
6. Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham
Known as the Queen of All Media, Oprah Winfrey ran one of the highest-rated television show in the world, “The Oprah Winfrey Show” which was broadcasted from Chicago. It ran from 1986 to 2011. She has been ranked as the richest African American multiple times and sometimes even as the most influential woman in the world too.
The level of success of the show is why it ran for 25 years, which can tell you just how successful her relationship with her partner Stedman Graham is.
However, they never got married even though they have been together for 34 years. They did get engaged in 1992, but they never did the ceremony. Oprah claims that marriage is something too normal for them when you consider their unique relationship.