The Longest Hollywood Marriages

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List of the Longest Hollywood Marriages ranked by their duration in years. Hollywood marriages are known to be notoriously short, but a few couples have remained happy together for decades. Some couples are both successful actors, while other couples have one spouse who is a mega-star while the other is unknown to the public.

Who tops our list of the longest Hollywood marriages& Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara top our list. They have been married for 60 years. They have two children together, Amy and Ben Stiller. Jerry Stiller on their marriage, "Anne is very forgiving. She doesn't care about money, being rich, or clothes. We never argued about finances." Stiller and Meara first gained attention as a successful comedy duo. Stiller went on to appear on successful television shows like “Seinfeld” and “The King of Queens” and Meara appeared on “Sex and the City.”

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have been married for 25 years. They have two children together and Tom has two children from a previous marriage. Both spouses have successful acting and producing careers. Other actors who have had long Hollywood marriages include Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, John Travolta and Kelly Preston, and Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest.

Why do you think it is so difficult for Hollywood couples to stay married? Share your thoughts about these famous celebrity successes in the comments section.


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  1. Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara have been married since 1954.  They have two children together, Amy and Ben Stiller.  Jerry Stiller on their marriage, "Anne is very forgiving. She doesn't care about money, being rich, or clothes. We never argued about finances."

  2. Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy were married for over 50 years, from 1942 until Tandy's death in 1994. The couple had two children, Christopher and Tandy Cronyn, and they collaborated on several films, plays, and other projects over their many decades together.

  3. James Garner and Lois Clarke married in 1956 just 14 days after they met. Clarke had one daughter, Kim, from a previous marriage, and the couple has another daughter, Gigi. Garner has said: "Marriage is like the Army; everyone complains, but you'd be surprised at the large number of people who re-enlist."

  4. Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward wed in 1958; they were married for 50 years at the time of Newman's death in 2008.  They had three daughters together, and Newman had two daughters and a son from a previous marriage.  Paul Newman said of his marriage, “I don't like to discuss my marriage, but I will tell you something which may sound corny but which happens to be true. I have steak at home. Why should I go out for hamburger?”

  5. Bob Newhart has been married to his wife Ginny since 1963.  They have four children together.  Newhart on marriage: "I'm most proud of the longevity of my marriage, my kids, and my grandchildren. If you don't have that, you really don't have very much."

  6. In 2014, Bill Cosby will celebrate his 50th anniversary with his wife Camille, who he married in 1964.  The couple have five children together.  In 2014 and 2015, Bill came under fire from more than 20 women who alleged that he had drugged and molested them throughout his career.

     Bill Cosby has said of marriage, "Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage: the wife is in charge."

  7. Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft wed in 1964; they were married for 41 years at the time of Bancroft's death in 2005. They have one son together.

  8. Don Rickles has been married to his wife Barbara since 1965.  They have two children together.  Rickles on sex: "Sex is great, but when you get to be my age, you've got to pace it a little bit. Otherwise you get tired."

  9. Christopher Walken has been married to his wife, Georgianne, since 1969.  They have no children.  Although Walken is a loving husband, he rarely gets cast in the role. He has said, "I'd love to do a character with a wife, a nice little house, a couple of kids, a dog, maybe a bit of singing, and no guns and no killing - but nobody offers me those kind of parts."

  10. Regis and Joy Philbin have been married since 1970. They have two children together, and Philbin has two more from a previous marriage. 

  11. Sissy Spacek has been married to Jack Fisk since 1974. The couple has two daughters together.

  12. Ron Howard and Cheryl Alley have been married since 1975. The couple has four children together.

  13. Jeff Bridges has been married to his wife, Susan, since 1977. They have three daughters together. Jeff Bridges on marriage, "Sticking with a marriage: That's true grit, man."

  14. Meryl Streep and Don Gummer have been married since 1978. The couple has four children together.

  15. Samuel L. Jackson has been married to his wife, LaTanya, since 1980. They have one daughter together. Jackson on being a good dad, "My dad was an absentee dad, so it was always important to me that I was part of my daughter's life, and she deserved two parents, which is part of the rationale behind us staying married for 30 years."

  16. Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman have been married since 1982. They have three children together. DeVito and Perlman separated in the fall of 2012, but by March of 2013 they had reconciled and were back together.

     Danny Devito on life: "I'll tell you one thing, it's a cruel, cruel world."

  17. Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have been married since 1982. They have three children together, and Ozzy has three more from a previous marriage. Ozzy Osbourne on what's important, "I'm about caring, I'm about people, and I'm about entertaining people. I'm a family man. A husband. A father. I've been a lot of other things over the years, which we don't really want to talk about."

  18. Chevy Chase and Jayni Luke have been married since 1982. The couple has three daughters together.

  19. U2 singer Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson, have been married since 1982. The couple has four children together.

  20. Steven and Maureen Van Zandt have been married since 1982. The couple also portrayed a married couple on "The Sopranos." Bruce Springsteen was the couple's best man at their wedding.

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