It seems like one of the hardest things to do is make a marriage last in the world of celebrities. We’re constantly barraged by the media with new of celebrity marriages lasting weeks or months, and even the ones that last years seem destined to end.
As discouraging as that might seem, there are still a quite a few celebrity marriages that have been long and successful, and we’re crossing our fingers that we’re not jinxing them by putting them squarely in the spotlight!
Take a look at 18 of the longest celebrity marriages out there. You’ll be shocked by how long some of these famous couples have been married!
#18 Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara
#17 Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft
Remember that feisty cougar in “The Graduate”? That was Anne Bancroft’s famous role, and Mel Brooks has enjoyed a prosperous career as a creator of film and comedy mastermind. They also shared a famous son in Max Brooks, writer of novel-turned-film “World War Z.” They were married 41 years before Anne died in 2005 due to uterine cancer.
#16 Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward
Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward met on the set of popular 50’s film “The Long Hot Summer” in 1953, and the rest is history. They worked together on a number of movies throughout their careers, and their number of years married hit the magical 50 before Paul died in 2008 due to lung cancer. I can’t believe this next celebrity couple has lasted this long!
#15 Meryl Streep and Don Gummer
After knowing each other for only six months, Streep and Gummer decided to get married. Turns out it was a pretty smart decision as they’ve now been married 38 years. When giving advice on how to have a happy marriage, Streep shared that it’s a good idea to “shut up every once in awhile.” Some good advice I think we could all use sometimes.