Hollywood doesn’t exactly have the greatest track record when it comes to lengthy romances – but there are some couples who have managed to buck the trend and remain committed to each other in the craziest of circumstances.
Here’s a look at some of the current “greatest love stories” in Tinseltown:
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
Hanks was married to his college sweetheart when he and Wilson co-starred in the 1985 movie, Volunteers. While he wasn’t particularly proud of how their relationship began, he divorced his first wife and has been married to Wilson since 1988. They went on to appear side by side in Sleepless in Seattle and That Thing You Do and have co-produced several films including My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
Sparks began to fly between this pair on the set of Swing Shift and they have been going strong since 1988. While they never officially married, they remain committed to each other and their children. As with most of these successful celebrity couples, Hawn and Russell have mostly succeeded at keeping their private lives out of the tabloids.
Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick
Bacon and Sedgwick are another couple who have been together (married) since 1988. While they both enjoy very successful careers, they have always projected the image of wanting to put their family first. They also appeared as proud parents at a major event earlier this year – their daughter, Sosie, was this year’s Miss Golden Globe.
Annette Bening and Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty made a name for himself as a notorious womanizer and perpetual bachelor. It’s been rumored that he seduced every leading lady he worked with, including Madonna. Everything seemed to change, however, when he met Annette Bening and they’ve been together since 1991.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
Some may scoff at the fact the Affleck and Garner have only been together for 10 years but, these days, that’s a long time for any marriage – famous or not! After meeting on the set of Daredevil, Affleck, who had just ended a tumultuous relationship with Jennifer Lopez, seemed to be searching for stability. He and Garner seem to be creating a rare domestic bliss in Hollywood with their three adorable children.
Relationships are hard, no matter what we do and where we live, but focusing on the people who are making it work is a lot better than dwelling on all of the ways things can go wrong.