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
This amazing couple has been married for an incredible 67 years! They met in 1953 and married one year later, and since then they’ve worked together on many different comedic projects. They also have two famous children in their own right, Ben and Amy Stiller. That’s one funny family! This next celebrity couple will surely make you smile…
#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.
#14 Danny Devito and Rhea Perlman
Many commonly think of Devito and Perlman as Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood in the beloved film Matilda, but it’s not as well known that this famous couple has been married for 34 years. They’ve had difficulties throughout their marriage with a year-long separation at one point, but they’ve battled through the tough times and remained together.