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The Longest Hollywood Marriages

Updated October 12, 2020 4.1m views42 items

This is a 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 and the other is unknown to the public.

Who tops our list of the longest Hollywood marriages? Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara appeared to have been one of the happiest celebrity couples ever. There are other old Hollywood marriages that have lasted, such as the relationships between James Garner and Lois Clarke, and Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are another of the Hollywood couples with long marriages. They tied the knot in 1988. They're often praised as one of the most successful marriages in Hollywood. Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy are one of the seriously impressive famous couples who have been married for over 50 years. Lasting relationships like that are exciting to read about, because they clearly worked at being husband and wife. There are other famous elderly or old Hollywood couples below.  

Check out these famous celebrity successes, and our list of famous interracial couples as well.

  • Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest have been married since 1984. They adopted two children together. Jamie Lee Curtis on family: "I've always put my family first, and that's just the way it is."

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  • Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have been married since 1988. They have two children together, and Hanks has two children from a previous marriage. Hanks likes to keep his family life private and has said, "No journalist has ever been in my house, and no photographs have ever been taken of where I live. I don't parade my family out for display, which is the way it will stay."

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  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Brad Hall
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    Julia-Louis Dreyfus and Brad Hall married in 1987 and have two sons together. Though they appeared together as cast members on Saturday Night Live in the early 1980s, the pair go back even further than that, having been college sweethearts before performing televised comedy together.

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  • Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates have been married since 1989. They have two children together. Perhaps the secret to their long marriage has been to keep it private, as Kline has stated: "I don't like talking about myself. I don't like talking about my personal life."

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