Celebrity marriages (whether A list, B list, C list celebs) that seem to have endured
Ric Ocasek and Paulina Porizkova - 20+ years\
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. - 8 years\
I didn''t think it would last this long.
Kevin Kline and Ms. Cates%0D
Yeah, but he STOLE Phoebe from us. I hate Kevin Kline.
The new Phoebe Cates Troll
Meryl Streep and Don Gummer%0D\
Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas (I thought this one wouldn''t last, to be honest)%0D\
Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith%0D\
Ann-Margret and Roger Smith - 43 years%0D\
Jerry Stiller and Ann Meara - 56 years%0D\
Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson - 62 years !
Doug McClure''s Butt Crack
Roy and Dale
Sidney Poitier and Joanna Shimkus - 34 years
Doug McClure''s Butt Crack
Sam Elliott & Katharine Ross, 26 years.
Mel Brooks - Ann Bancroft (41 years, until her death)\
Tom Hanks - Rita Wilson (22 years)\
Spielberg-Capshaw - (19 years)\
Ed Harris - Amy Madigan (27 years)
Hollywood marriages only seem to last when they are fake or when the husband and wife are allowed to cheat.
Madeleine Stowe and Brian Benben, 28 years
Kevin Bacon and what''s-her-face.
Why do most people believe that Katy Perry''s marriage won''t last? I don''t know much about either one but people are making jokes about just how long it will last and don''t know why?\
I always wondered how Marty Ingles and Shirley Jones last as long as they have.
[italic] Hollywood marriages only seem to last when they are fake or [bold] when the husband and wife are allowed to cheat. [/bold] [/italic]%0D\
Welcome to all long lasting marriages
Carla from Cheers and The Penguin. Sorry- can''t think of their names.
[quote]Hollywood marriages only seem to last when they are fake or when the husband and wife are allowed to cheat.\
Scratch the word "Hollywood" and that''s the secret to 99.9999% of ALL marriages.
How long for Barbra and James Brolin?\
And how long qualifies as endured? 5 years? 10? 20?\
Sissy Spacek has been married for 34 years. Her cousin is Rip Torn. She lived with him and Geraldine Page when she tried to launch her singing career before she got into acting. Trivia: Sissy won Homecoming Queen in her high school. Shades of Carrie.\
Kirk Douglas 55 years.\
Ron Howard 34 years.\
Danny DiVito and Rhea Perlman 27 years.\
Denzel 26 years.\
Tom Hanks/Rita Wilson 21 years.\
Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan 21 years.\
Speilberg and Capshaw 18 years.\
Beatty/Bening 17 years.\
Michelle Pheiffer 15 years.\
Faith Hill/ Tim McGraw 13 years.\
Will and Jada 11 years.
Keith Richards & Patti Hansen - 25+ years
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver have been together over thirty years.%0D\
Whaddya bet they get divorced when he leaves political office?
Paula Prentiss and Richard Benjamin - 49 years
Thomas Gibson and Christina ? 17 years.
Paula Prentiss and Richard Benjamin were married in 1961 and seem to own this thread as near as I can gather.
Christopher Lee was also married in 1961, to a model.
"Hollywood marriages only seem to last when they are fake or when the husband and wife are allowed to cheat."%0D\
So not true.
I''m not sure if having an open marriage is what keeps it going. What seems to keep a lot of these marriages going is staying out of the spotlight, and not using your marriage for PR.\
Couples who mind their own business and remain in the background tend to be more stable - it''s those that become media whores that break up more quickly.
Not really Hollywood but...%0D\
Peter Masterson (director, writer) and Carlin Glynn (actress), the parents of Mary Stuart Masterson.%0D\
50 years this year.%0D
Bono and his wife Ali have been married since 1982.
Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard have not married, I think, but have been together since 1980''s.
Simon and Yasmin le Bon
Alan Rickman and Rima Horton. Thought not legally married by law have been partners since he was 17 years old. That''s pretty amazing IMO.
Dr. House and his wife.
R25 has it right. The low key couples are the ones who last. The ones out at premiers and photo ops constantly will be splitsville. Also, I heard some actor or actress, can''t remember which one, state that it''s better for actors to maintain relationships with someone who is not in acting themselves. Keeps them more level or something and not as likely to buy into their bullshit PR.
Pat Benatar and her guitarist husband, Neil Giraldo, have been together for 28 years
Did Pat ever get her teeth fixed?
Warren and Annette - 18 years\
Steve Carrell and Nancy Walls - 15 years\
Steve''s co-star for the moment Timothy Olyphant and wife Alexis - 19 years\
Chevy Chase and Jayni (wife #3) - 28 years\
Chevy''s co-star Joel McHale and wife Sarah - 14 years\
Tracey Ullman and husband Allen - 27 years\
DL fave Lisa Whelchel and husband Steve - 22 years
Elizabeth Taylor and -- oh, wait, uh, oops . ..
Oprah & Gayle
Chris Walken and his wife Georgianne have been married since 1969\
David Bowie and Iman have been together since 1990, married since 1992.
Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon - 22 yrs
You know you guys just jinxed them all.
Sigourney Weaver and Jim Simpson - married since 1984.\
John Turturro and Katherine Borowitz - married since 1985.\
Julianne Moore and Bart Freundlich have been together since 1996. Seriously.
Interesting that this thread is 18 months old, and only one couple of all of them listed is getting divorced (Schwazenegger-Shriver). Although Simth-Pinkett are rumored to be over, and I think Lange-Sheppard may have broken up, but they weren't married.
Christopher and Georgina Walken
Still married. And Christopher is always true, in his fashion.
I love CZ-J as an actress. She is still so beautiful I'd hit it and I'm gay.
But I love her even more as she allegedly got the best pre-nup ever.
Douglas is a serial cheater. He's also wildly wealthy, not so much from his own substantial earnings, but from the fortune his mother left him. He cheats, she gets zillions.
Mind you, she's worked all her life, so she's not a gold-digger. She even made ads for T-Mobile and Elizabeth Arden after her marriage to MD, when she didn't need the money. And the T-Mobile ads were at a time when American stars only shot commercials for the Japanese market, unseen by the US public.
mean Georgianne, I think I do
Sissy Spacek & Jack Fisk.
(Her recent book is also wonderful)
[quote]Why do most people believe that Katy Perry's marriage won't last? I don't know much about either one but people are making jokes about just how long it will last and don't know why?
Gorgeous Gregory Harrison. Married to wife Randi Oakes (CHiPs) for over 30 years. I still get hard just thinking about the opening credits of Trapper John, and a buck naked Gonzo Gates emerging from the shower. No wonder I have a locker room fetish.
Bette Midler and her husband have been married for, what, some 25 years or so now?
Ricky Gervaise has been with his partner Jane since 1983.
Susan Lucci has a better track record than Erica Kane, and I think has been married around forty years.
Paula Prentiss and Richard Benjamin have been married for well over fifty years time.
simon & yasmin Lebon
Keef Richards and Patti Hansen
Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt -- not married, but they've been together for a long time
Pam Dawber and Mark Hamill
Ron Howard and whoever his wife is
Henry Winkler and whoever his wife is
When there's a real disparity between the partners I suspect the one with less money, fame, whatever may not be willing to give up what they have so they put up with more. Denzel is a real horn dog but his wife is NOT walking away from that marriage. Same with some of those men married to relatively famous and well off actresses.
Not sure about the low key aspect being all that important. Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were all over the place in the 1950s and 60s. I remember seeing pictures from a Life or Look photo spread on them - Paul cooking in the kitchen and Joanne tinkering around the house. Later, too, there was a feature on them with their children at their home in Connecticut. And they certainly went to their share of media and show biz events.
It's about the people not particularly the level of fame. Though 2 fairly equal celebs may have more independence and ability to walk away if the marriage goes south.
[quote]Christopher and Georgina Walken
Still married. And Christopher is always true, in his fashion.
I heard he used to cheat on her. Not sure if that's still the case...
Willem Dafoe left his wife/partner of 25 something years, Elizabeth LeCompte, for a young woman a few years ago. It seems that his biggest regret about the whole thing is that he can't be part of the Wooster Group anymore.
R55. I think Pam Dawber is married to Mark Harmon not Mark Hamill.
[quote]Carla from Cheers and The Penguin. Sorry- can't think of their names.
When I read this, I thought "She isn't married to Jay Thomas in real life."
"When there's a real disparity between the partners I suspect the one with less money, fame, whatever may not be willing to give up what they have so they put up with more."
Absolutely. I'm more impressed by long lasting marriages where each party could walk away easily without the breakup causing a notable degradation in life style, wealth, privileges, etc.
James Garner and wife....56 years.
Good one, r63.
Tom Baker (Doctor Who) has been marred to his 3rd wife since 1986.
Ron Howard and his wife. They've been married for 37 years but met as teens so they've been together even longer really.
Hasn't Howard Stern only been married for a few years? Or are you talking about his first marriage?
Someone just bumped the "V" thread to mention Stephen Collins ("7th Heaven") and Faye Grant ("V") are splitting after 20+ years of marriage. It always surprises me when people who have been married for most of their lives divorce when they're 60 or 70.
R67 I read somewhere that Stephen Collins' wife was shocked when she found out that he had filed for divorce.
It used to be rare, R67, but it's much more common today. The highest increase in the divorce rate today is among the older demographic.
People are living longer lives and many couples in their 70's and 80's today are willing to do things the previous generation wouldn't.
For posters who say long standing marriages only last when both are allowed to "cheat", if they are "allowed" then it's not cheating. That's called an open marriage. Wish I had one..
[quote]Hollywood marriages only seem to last when they are fake or when the husband and wife are allowed to cheat.
I know one of the couples listed and it isn't fake, and I don't believe there is cheating. It is possible for two people to take their vows seriously, and respect one another enough to keep it in their pants.
I like reading this thread every once in a while to see if any long-term marriages have hit the skids. I can't believe Melanie and Antonio are still together.
John Travolta/Kelly Preston. This one definitely falls into the "allowing each other to cheat" category.
Gary Collins & Mary Ann Mobley, 45 years.
I'm back again to bump this thread in honor of Carla Tortelli's and Louie DePalma.
I did a quick read through... I think the only other long-term couple to hit the skids was from R36 - Lisa Whelchel ( if the rumors are true).
Bill Hayes & Susan Seaforth Hayes.......best known as iconic 70's soap couple Doug & Julie, Days of Our Lives. (he also sang theme song to Davy Crockett).
38 years, today! :-).