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The Longest Lasting Celebrity Marriages

Keeping the gossip magazines in business, celebrity couples are always hooking up, breaking up and making up, but there are a handful who have stood the test of time. The longest lasting celebrity marriages include some marriages that would seem short in the real world, but in celebrity marriage time, it's an eternity.

Though rare, a select few celebrity marriages have lasted decades, with a couple even making it to the half-century mark. That in itself is a big accomplishment for any couple, celebrity or not.

Interestingly, one trend seems to be the norm for many of these couples. Male actors apparently make long-lasting husbands as many of the top actors from the past 50 years are on this list including Tom Hanks, Michael J. Fox, Paul Newman and Kirk Douglas.

Whether it's a faithful and successful man, a reasonable woman, good chemistry or something else that accounts for the success of these relationships, these fine stars prove that celebrity marriages need not last only a few months.
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    Kirk Douglas and Anne Buydens

    Celebrating their 50th anniversary on May 29, 2004, actor Kirk Douglas and his producer wife Anne Buydens are the definition of a long-lasting celebrity marriage. The couple have two sons together, Peter and the late Eric Douglas. Kirk Douglas also has two sons, Michael and Joel Douglas, from his first marriage to Diana Dill.

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    Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman

    Following a 10-year marriage to Jackie Witte, actor Paul Newman enjoyed 50 years of marriage to his second wife, actress Joanne Woodward. The couple had three children together and remained married until Newman's death from lung cancer on September 26, 2008.

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    Ron Howard and Cheryl Howard

    Years before he directed Oscar-winning movies like Cocoon, Apollo 13 and A Beautiful Mind, actor, director and producer Ron Howard was marrying his wife of over 35 years Cheryl Howard (Alley). The former star on The Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days married his high school sweetheart on June 7, 1975, and went on to have four children, including actress Bryce Dallas Howard.

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    Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman

    Sharing a profession and stature worked out well for the acting and producing couple of Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman, who celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on January 28, 2012. Together, the award winners have three children, Lucy, Grace and Jacob. Both have also won Emmy Awards with DeVito winning for his role on Taxi and Perlman for her role on Cheers.

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    Denzel Washington and Pauletta Washington

    The Academy Award, Tony Award and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Denzel Washington didn't need the hundreds of films and television shows on his resume to find true love as he met his longtime wife Pauletta Pearson on his first film, Wilma. The couple married on June 25, 1983, and went on to have four children, John David, Katia, and twins Olivia and Malcolm.

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