Marriage can be a challenge for anyone, regardless of their identity. The highs and lows of life can have an impact on your marriage, especially for those in the public eye. Even though you may believe that celebrity marriages don’t endure, a few on the list may astonish you and demonstrate that love conquers all. In this article, we discuss the present-day and past marriages of beloved celebrities that continue to thrive.
Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are well-known for being very protective of their children’s privacy, but their relationship has been highly publicized, especially when compared to other celebrity couples in Hollywood. They tied the knot in 2013 and have two daughters named Lincoln and Delta. However, their marriage has not been without its challenges.
Dax and Kristen’s relationship has had its highs and lows, and prior to meeting Kristen, Dax was in a non-exclusive relationship. Despite this, they are still in a happy and committed partnership, sharing their lives together.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
The romantic relationship between Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel has a noteworthy past. The two started dating in 2007 when the Say Something singer and the actress got involved romantically. Although the couple went through a brief split in 2011, they eventually tied the knot on October 19, 2012, in Italy. Their wedding ceremony was held at the prominent St. Mark’s Basilica in a romantic setting.
During the course of their journey, the couple has experienced significant moments that have impacted their lives, including the arrival of their sons, various successful ventures, and unforgettable birthday festivities. Despite the passing years, their connection continues to endure.
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen
John and Chrissy got married on September 14, 2013, and have had two children – a son named Miles who is 4 years old and a daughter called Luna who is 6 years old. Currently, they are expecting their third child.
During a podcast, John expressed that their experiences have been sufficient to enhance and reinforce their relationship. Despite facing various challenges, they have grown together and discovered new aspects about each other. Consequently, they remain contentedly united.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
On August 16, 2008, the wedding of this couple took place in their Beverly Hills residence. Both Ellen and Portia wore Zac Posen outfits for the occasion. Ellen DeGeneres didn’t take rumors of a possible separation seriously as they were merely rumors and unfounded speculation, as is customary with celebrity relationships.
Even though Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres have gone through the highs and lows of purchasing and selling more than 20 houses, the couple is still happy and enjoying life 14 years into their marriage.
Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher
Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher make an unbeatable duo as they both are renowned comedic stars in Hollywood with an enduring relationship stretching back to over two decades. They tied the knot over a decade ago, and their chemistry has remained unwavering.
Although they are quite guarded about their relationship and family matters, their public declarations of affection for each other are always present. With three children and a pet dog, it’s evident that they have a future-oriented approach. Despite their initial attraction and relocation to Australia, their relationship has endured and prospered.
David and Victoria Beckham
David Beckham and Victoria Adams, commonly known as the Beckhams, were first introduced to each other at a football match in 1997. Shortly after their initial meeting, David asked Victoria to marry him by presenting her with a diamond ring with a marquise shape.
Their first child was born in March 1999 and four months later, on July 4, 1999, they got married. They have been married for 20 years and during this time, they have had three more children. They also renewed their vows in 2017 after two decades of being together.
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.
Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar were a popular couple in the ’90s and they are still together after 20 years. They became acquainted during the making of the horror film “I Know What You Did Last Summer” in 1997, Freddie Prinze Jr. was the star and Sarah Michelle Gellar was a cast member of the popular TV show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”.
It was only after a chance meeting many years later that the former co-stars went beyond friendship and got married at a Mexican resort in 2002. Their family grew seven years later when they welcomed their daughter Charlotte Grace in 2009, followed by their son Rocky James in 2012.
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas
Catherine and Michael Douglas have been matrimonially united for the last twenty years. In August 1998, they were acquainted during the Deauville American Film Festival in France, where Danny DeVito introduced them. They decided to get married on November 18, 2000, and held their wedding ceremony at the Plaza Hotel located in New York.
The pair has a pair of kids- Dylan who is 19 years old, and Carys who is also 19 years old. Cameron, Michael’s son from a previous affair, is 42 years old. Although they briefly split up in 2013, they are still together.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z
Although Beyoncé and Jay-Z first met in 2000, they did not start dating until the following year. They tied the knot in secret on April 4, 2008, and have faced numerous allegations of infidelity throughout their relationship. Jay-Z came clean about cheating in June 2017 but expresses gratitude towards Beyoncé for forgiving him.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z, a couple in the spotlight, are parents to three lovely kids – twins Sir and Rumi, born in 2017, and Blue Ivy, born in 2012. The duration of their relationship, which has lasted for more than two decades, is quite rare among famous couples!
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have been one of the enduring couples in the music world. They initially crossed paths in 1994 as fellow Country music enthusiasts but only reconnected in 1996 when they went on tour together. Their shared venture served as an opportunity for them to get better acquainted.
The couple has been married for more than 25 years and has participated in multiple recording ventures. Besides bringing up three daughters, they also made a joint appearance on television. The duo is still together and thriving.
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos
In Hollywood, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos have one of the most endearing meeting stories. They first crossed paths on the set of the TV show All My Children in 1995. From the get-go, there was a spark between them. Mark later became Kelly’s on-screen lover, and soon after, they started a romantic relationship.
After being together for a year, they went through a temporary separation, but it didn’t last long as mentioned by Ripa. Shortly after, they got married in 1996 in Vegas, and since then, they have had three children named Lola, Michael, and Joaquin, aged 21, 25, and 19, respectively.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith tried out for a part in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1994, but instead of landing the role, she and Will Smith built a relationship off-camera. They tied the knot in 1997 and have been married for 28 years. The couple’s two children, Willow Smith (21) and Jaden Smith (23), are also well-known figures.
Will and Jada have a son named Trey Smith who is Will’s child from his previous marriage. In 2020, Pinkett Smith confirmed that she had a relationship with August Alsina during a separation from her marriage with Will, which received a lot of attention in the media.
Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen
Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen got married in 1995, two years after meeting on the set of Pontiac Moon. This was shortly after Danson had ended his second marriage to Whoopi Goldberg. The couple exchanged vows on October 7, 1995, to seal their union.
Ted took on the responsibility of being a stepfather to Lilly and Charlie, whereas Mary took on the role of a stepmother to Alexis and Kate after they got married. Despite being married for 25 years, they have managed to maintain their honeymoon phase throughout.
Elton John and David Furnish
David Furnish and Elton John met each other unexpectedly at a dinner party hosted by a mutual friend in 1993. They got along well and decided to have their first date the next day.
In December 2005, they entered into a civil partnership, and after the legalization of same-sex marriage nine years later, they got married. They are blessed with two sons; Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, who was born through surrogacy in December 2010, and Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John, who was born to the same surrogate in January 2013.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
Parker and Broderick were brought together by their mutual passion for theater back in 1991. Consequently, they got married in 1997, a year before Parker’s HBO show debuted. For nearly three decades, the couple has been together and has brought up three kids: James Wilkie, Marion Elwell, and Tabitha Hodge.
On May 19th, 2022, the couple will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. As a tribute to this milestone, Sarah shared two pictures on Instagram. The first one features her leaning against Broderick, while the second one showcases their wedding invitation.
Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick have been married for over three decades and their affection for each other seems to have grown even stronger over the years. The couple initially met in the 1970s when Bacon, who is seven years older than Sedgwick, was performing in a play. In June of 1988, they celebrated the arrival of their first child, Travis.
The couple gave birth to their youngest child, named Sosie, on March 15, 1992. Despite spending 34 years together, raising two children, and avoiding the influence of Hollywood, the couple remains deeply in love.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
During the early 1980s, Tom and Rita became acquainted on the set of ABC’s sitcom Bosom Buddies. In the beginning, they were only friends since Tom had a girlfriend named Samantha Lewes, but their romantic involvement was made known to the public in 1986. After two years of dating, the couple tied the knot in 1988.
Afterwards, they had a duo of offspring named Truman Theodore Hanks and Chester Chet Hanks. Throughout their personal and occupational lives, they have functioned as comrades for numerous years. They have collaborated in acting and film-making endeavors, brought up their two sons, and supported each other during times of sickness.
Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham
In 1986, Winfrey’s program was launched and simultaneously, she commenced a romantic relationship with Stedman Graham. Even now, Oprah and Stedman are in a loving partnership, though they never had children together throughout their almost 40 years of being together. While Stedman has a daughter from a previous relationship, in 2015, he also became a grandfather.
After being engaged for one year, Winfrey and Graham cancelled their wedding. There were rumors circulating that Winfrey and Graham had already gotten married secretly, but it was based on a false magazine report. If they had gone through with the wedding, their relationship most likely would have ended.
Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest
In 1984, Curtis came across Guest’s profile in a magazine, reached out to him, and received a response. They later met at a restaurant and decided to proceed with a date the following day. Subsequently, they got married in December that same year.
Annie, who is 35 years old, and Ruby, who is 26 years old, were adopted by Jamie and her spouse. On July 29, 2021, the couple disclosed that their youngest child had come out as transgender. Specifically, their son Thomas had transitioned to become Ruby in March of 1996.
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn started dating in 1983 after their past marriages ended. They met while working on the film Swing Shift and Kurt won her heart with a cheesy compliment about her figure. Goldie responded positively to his comment.
In 1983, they welcomed their first child, Wyatt Russell, and took on the joint task of raising all their children from previous marriages, including Oliver Hudson and actress Kate Hudson from Goldie, and Boston from Russell. Even though they’ve been in a relationship for nearly forty years, the actors have no plans to tie the knot.
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne
In 1970, Sharon, who would later become Ozzy’s second spouse, was first introduced to him when she was just 18. However, it wasn’t until 1979 that their relationship became romantic.
They tied the knot in 1982 and later had daughters named Kelly and Aimee, as well as a son named Jack. Despite their initial separation, they remarried in 2017.
Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner
Tomlin and Wagner tied the knot on New Year’s Eve 2013, just before the new year started, after being together for over 40 years. The actress from Desperate Housewives was surprised that same-sex marriage would be legalized in her lifetime.
The couple decided against having children due to the current global situation and in 2020, they marked their 50th wedding anniversary.
Adriano Celentano and Claudia Mori
On July 14, 1964, Adriano Celentano and Claudia Mori exchanged wedding vows while eluding the paparazzi. They commemorated their 50th wedding anniversary in the summer of 2014.
This relationship resulted in the birth of three children named Giacomo, Rosita, and Rosalinda. The couple is still married and their happiness hasn’t diminished.
Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova
Enrique Iglesias and Anna have been in a marriage for 21 years and have a family of three. Not much is revealed about their bond besides this. Back in December 2001, they met on the set of the music video “Escape” where Anna Kournikova starred as the love interest of the singer.
In January 2018, Kournikova and Iglesias shared the news that they were anticipating the arrival of their twins, a boy named Nicholas and a girl named Lucy. The twins were born on December 16, 2017.
Courtney B. Vance and Angela Bassett
Hollywood regards Courtney B. Vance and Angela Bassett as legendary figures. These two actors developed a friendship while attending the Yale School of Drama. Not only have they had successful acting careers, but their marriage has also endured and stood the test of time.
Angela and Courtney got married on October 12, 1997, and it has been 24 years since then. In 2006, they became parents and had fraternal twins named Slater and Bronwyn.
Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally
Megan and Nick were both involved in a stage production when they first crossed paths in 2000. Although Nick’s appearance didn’t strike Megan as attractive, they have been married for 17 years. Throughout their relationship, they have worked together on a number of endeavors, including Megan’s successful television show.
Despite being married for an extended period, the couple remains childless. However, their affection for each other is evident. In 2018, they collaborated to write a book titled The Greatest Love Story Ever Told.
Christine Taylor and Ben Stiller
Christine and Ben have acted in several projects together after getting married in 2000. Despite facing difficult times in their relationship, they managed to overcome their problems. Although their relationship didn’t come to an official end, Christine Taylor and Ben Stiller talked about how they were able to reignite their marriage in a recent interview where they mentioned the period they were separated for about five years.
As per an insider, the pair refrained from dating anyone during their separation. By February 2022, they declared that they were getting back together. Ella and Quinlin are the two kids of the actors.
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness have one of the most prosperous relationships in Hollywood despite their 13-year age difference. These two Australian actors commenced their romantic journey in the mid-1990s, proving that age should not be a determining factor in love.
On the wedding rings of the couple was an extraordinary message in Sanskrit. The exchange of rings took place in Melbourne, Australia, on April 11, 1996, less than a year after they met each other. The couple made the decision to adopt, instead of trying to have a biological child. They welcomed a son in the year 2000, followed by a daughter in 2005.
Rob and Amber Mariano
Rob participated in the reality show Survivor twice. In the season titled Heroes vs. Villains, he was a contestant, while in Survivor: Redemption Island, he emerged as the Sole Survivor. During the show’s finale, he got engaged to Amber, and their wedding ceremony was televised on CBS in 2005. They have been in a relationship ever since.
In 2009, the couple had their first daughter, Lucia Rose, followed by their second child, Carina Rose, in 2010. Isabetta Rose was born in 2012 and Adelina Rose joined the family in 2014.
Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson
Jackson’s initial encounter with his spouse was during their college years. It has been more than four decades since their marital union. LaTanya Richardson Jackson and Samuel are fully committed to maintaining their relationship and are genuinely determined to do so.
Their union began in 1980, and their Emmy-winning daughter Zoe produces reality shows. They attribute their perseverance and lasting relationship to both their commitment to each other and their love.
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard
Peter Sarsgaard and Maggie Gyllenhaal have been wed since 2009 and have two kids together, Gloria and Ramona. They got engaged in April 2006 and married in a small chapel in Brindisi on May 2, 2009.
The psychological drama, The Lost Daughter, was the latest project the pair collaborated on, with Gyllenhaal directing and featuring her spouse prominently. Despite this, the couple still live together happily and enjoy their mutual love for movies.
Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso
Luciana and Matt, who are respectively 46 and 51 years old, have maintained a low profile in regards to their personal affairs since tying the knot back in 2005. Despite the constant criticism and scandalous rumors that often come along with being a famous couple, their union has remained unaffected. In fact, their relationship was renewed 8 years after their initial wedding, as they exchanged their vows yet again in the breathtaking setting of St. Lucia in 2013.
Before becoming a biological father, the actor from Ocean’s Eleven became a stepfather to Alexia Barroso. During their time together, the couple had three children: Isabella in 2006, Gia in 2008, and Stella in 2010. They continue to enjoy their life together.
Coco and Ice-T
Tracy Marrow, also known as the rapper Ice-T, tied the knot with model Nicole Natalie Austin in 2005, just after they met on the set of a music video. Despite their significant age gap of 20 years, their on-screen chemistry continues to amaze us. The couple welcomed their baby daughter in 2015.
Over time, their partnership has faced much backlash. When they marked their 21st marriage anniversary in 2021, it took many by surprise that they had managed to stay together for so long amid criticism. In this industry, few marriages endure, but this duo seems to have found the key to making it last.
Jaime Bergman and David Boreanaz
Initially, Boreanaz and Bergman had planned to have their wedding ceremony on September 11, 2001, however they rescheduled it for a later date which was around 11 days after their original schedule. The fact that they are blessed with a son named Jaden and a daughter named Bella adds to their happiness as a couple.
David, who is the lead actor in Sky1’s crime drama Bones, had an affair with his former mistress who threatened to make their story public. To resolve the matter, he came clean to his wife admitting his mistakes and took ownership of being an irresponsible spouse. David promised his wife to make amends and reunite with her to save their nine-year-old marriage.
Will Ferrell and Viveca Paulin
For the majority of his profession, Will has had the support of his wife, Viveca Paulin. They initially met in an acting class, and even though they briefly went out in 1995, they later separated. But they reunited and got married in 2000.
Over the years, Will and Viv have been fortunate to have three sons – Mattias, Magnus, and Axel. One reason for their successful marriage is the prevalent use of humor in their household.
Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams
In March 15, 2003, Brad and Kimberly tied the knot at Stauffer Chapel located on the campus of Pepperdine University. The Paisleys have two sons, Jasper Warren who was born in 2009 and William Huckleberry who arrived in 2007.
Every year, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Brad Paisley commemorate their wedding anniversary. The couple, consisting of the country singer and his actress partner, compile a list of their favorite moments of the past year and record them in a unique diary.
Meryl Streep and Don Gummer
Streep and Gummer met in 1978 as Streep grieved the passing of her co-star and then-boyfriend, John Cazale. She was evicted from the apartment they shared. Streep and Gummer married six months later in her parents’ garden in September 1978.
They’re the proud parents of three daughters – Grace Gummer, Mamie Gummer, and Louisa Gummer – as well as Henry Gummer, their only son.
Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan
Pollan, 62, met Fox, 61, in 1985 while working on the hit TV show Family Ties. However, their relationship began when they worked together on Bright Lights, Big City. Their marriage has lasted 34 years and counting.
They have four children: Sam, Aquinnah, Schuyler, and Esmé – the youngest of the four daughters. Over the last three decades, the enduring couple has battled illness side by side and remains happy and energetic.
Denzel and Pauletta Washington
Pauletta and Denzel Washington have been married for almost four decades – an extremely rare occurrence in Hollywood! The two actors have had ups and downs over the years, but they’ve remained close – no matter what. It was on June 25, 1983, that they tied the knot.
After renewing their vows in 1995, the Washingtons traveled to South Africa. They had their first child, John, in 1987, their second child, Katia, in 1988, and their twin children, Olivia and Malcolm, in 1991.
Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Levin
Robert and Susan met during the production of the psychological thriller Gothika, which Susan produced. Susan was asked to marry Robert a month later. During an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2004, the couple revealed the details of their engagement.
The wedding took place on August 27, 2005, almost two years following the couple’s engagement. Avri Roel, their daughter, was born on November 4, 2014. Susan is the stepmother of Robert’s first child from his first marriage, Indio Falconer Downey, born in 1993.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds first met in 2010, on the set of Green Lantern, but were both in other relationships at the time. In 2011, they ended their respective relationships and started dating each other.
Many people thought that Ryan and Blake wouldn’t make it, due to their 11-year age difference, but they proved everyone wrong! The actors got married in 2012. Nowadays, they’re still happily together after 11 years, have three children, and have a fourth baby on the way.
Maya Rudolph and Paul Thomas Anderson
Maya Rudolph and Paul Thomas Anderson have been together since 2001. They’re extremely private about their relationship and have never even told the public how they met. However, many people assume that the actress and her director husband met on the set of Saturday Night Live.
They’ve never gotten married (at least, not that the public knows of) but Paul and Maya do have four children together. Perhaps secrecy is the key to a Hollywood relationship.
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves met in 2006 at a club. Matthew has said that the connection was instantaneous. “She showed up, and she moved right to left in front of my eyes across that club.”
They’re 12 years apart in age but that hasn’t seemed to affect Camila and Matthew’s relationship. These days, Matthew still works as an actor and Camila is a model. The couple is happily married and has three children together.
Prince William and Kate Middleton
Prince William and Kate Middleton met in 2004, when they were both students at St. Andrews University. Sadly, they broke up in 2007 but it was only a few months before they got together again.
Kate and William got married in 2011, making Kate officially a part of the royal family. The real-life Cinderella story is still going strong today, as the couple has three children together — and they’re now the new Prince and Princess of Wales.
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka had a chance encounter while David was with a mutual friend of theirs in New York. David was in a relationship at the time, but he ran into Neil again later and the two struck up a friendship.
It wasn’t long before their friendship became romantic and they officially started dating. As of 2022, the two actors have been together for 18 years and have two children together.
Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller
Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller met through a mutual friend in 2004. The two actors have been married since 2011 and are perfectly content with their life together. When asked about kids, the couple has made it clear that they don’t intend to have any.
Seth has said, “We have so much fun. I don’t know anyone who gets as much happiness out of their kids as we get out of our non-kids.”
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart
Harrison Ford met Calista Flockhart (23 years his junior) at the Golden Globes awards show in 2002. The actors dated for a whopping eight years before getting married. Perhaps that’s the trick, though, as they’re still going strong today.
Calista has an adopted son named Liam, whom Harrison raised along with her. Harrison himself has four children from previous relationships. This is Ford’s third marriage, proving that the third time really is the charm.
LeBron James and Savannah Brinson
Absolutely no one can accuse Savannah Brinson of being a golddigger. That’s because the interior designer has been with her husband, LeBron James, since high school — way before he joined the NBA.
The couple finally got married in 2013 and they’ve done an incredible job of managing LeBron’s newfound fame. Savannah and LeBron have three kids (Bronny, Bryce, and Zhuri) who Savannah is primarily in charge of, due to the basketball player’s demanding schedule.
Viola Davis and Julius Tennon
Viola Davis and Julius Tennon met on the set of the medical drama City of Angels back in 1999. The two actors got married in 2003 and are still going strong today.
Julius has two children from previous relationships, to whom Viola has become a stepmother. In turn, Viola has an adopted daughter, to whom Julius is a father. Julius has had two previous marriages. Clearly, this one’s the one that’ll stick.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita
Justin Mikita and Jesse Tyler Ferguson are both actors who met while working out in the gym, back in 2010. Jesse and Justin started dating a few months after meeting, got married in 2013, and now have two children together.
Their oldest son, Beckett, was born in 2020 via gestational carrier. Their youngest son, Sullivan Louis, was born in 2022 via surrogate. Jesse has said, “We are overjoyed to be a family of four.”
John Krasinski and Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski first met in 2008, when Emily was at a restaurant with a mutual friend. Both actors say that they fell in love at first sight. John and Emily got engaged after less than a year of dating and they’re still going strong!
They have two children together, daughters Hazel and Violet. Emily and John often work on movies together, as they have in the horror/thriller film A Quiet Place.
Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone
Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone are actors who’ve recently played a couple in the Netflix show God’s Favorite Idiot. Perhaps the reason that their on-screen chemistry worked so well is that they’re actually married in real life.
Ben and Melissa met in a comedy writing class in 1998 and jokingly say that they’ve been on “the very same page” ever since. The happy couple has two daughters, Vivian and Georgette.
Pink and Carey Hart
Pink and her racer husband, Carey Hart, have had a lot of ups and downs throughout their relationship. The couple met at the Summer X Games in 2001 and got engaged in 2005. They broke up briefly, but got back together in 2006.
Then, the couple split again but reunited in 2008. The singer and her husband have taken breaks from each other several times throughout their marriage but they always work it out. As of 2022, they’ve been together for 16 years and have two children.
Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem
Despite both being major actors in Hollywood, Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem keep their relationship extremely private. What is known is that they met in 1992 on the set of the Spanish comedy/drama Jamón Jamón.
Javier and Penélope were friends at first, but that changed nearly a decade later when they reunited on the set of Vicky Cristina Barcelona. They got married in 2010 and now have two children together, a daughter Luna and a son Leo.
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz
Singer Alicia Keys and record producer Swizz Beatz have been together since 2008. The couple originally met when they were just teenagers, but it wasn’t exactly love at first sight. Alicia has said, “Everything with him is really over the top. I used to see him and think, ‘He is so annoying.’”
Eventually, the two of them did fall in love and got married in 2010. They now have two children together and Beatz has three children from previous relationships.
Tina Turner and Erwin Bach
This relationship has lasted over three decades! Erwin Bach met Tina Turner in 1985. They married in Switzerland in July 2013 in a civil ceremony and have been together for 27 years.
The first time Turner met Bach was at the airport when she landed in Cologne, NY, on May 19, 2022, as part of her Private Dancer tour. Tina adopted Erwin’s children, Ike Jr., and Michael, who he had from a previous relationship.
Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith
The relationship between Keely Shaye Brosnan and Pierce Brosnan is long-standing. They met in 1994, and after seven years together, their wedding took place in 2001. While Pierce Brosnan has been credited with many blockbuster films, he’s been a loving father and husband off-screen.
Aside from Dylan Thomas Brosnan (born in January 1997), they also have a daughter, Paris Beckett Brosnan (born in February 2001). The two lovebirds recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary, proving they’re still in love.
Lisa Kudrow and Michel Stern
Their first meeting was in the late 1980s, but their relationship began in the early 1990s. A wedding took place between Kudrow and Stern in 1995. Julian, their son, was born in 1998. A 25th-anniversary celebration was held for Kudrow and Stern in 2020.
It’s clear that Kudrow and Stern plan to stay together. They maintain a low profile. They rarely appear together at public events, except for a few red-carpet appearances, and their relationship is rarely discussed.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brad Hall
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 61, has dominated a comedy career that spans 30 years. One man has consistently stood by her side throughout her career: Brad Hall. They met at Northwestern University, where both attended as students. The two appeared together on Saturday Night Live and were married in 1987.
In addition to working together on Watching Ellie, they have two sons, Henry, 28, and Charlie, 24. During Julia’s health struggles in 2017, Brad was right by her side to help her overcome the disease.
Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo
Darren has many hobbies. One of them is electronic music, which is his specialty on Soundcloud. Abilene Christian University, Texas, awarded him a degree in painting, and he shares his artwork regularly online. In 2008, Adams and Le Gallo got engaged after dating for six years.
They later got married in California in 2015. Amy and Darren exchanged vows at a traditional spring wedding. In May 2010, Le Gallo and the Woman in the Window actress welcomed their first child, a daughter. Both are very happy together.
Ben Affleck has dated several famous women who are arguably even more well-known than him, but he has also dated some women who were not celebrated Hollywood actresses. Much of these relationships looked like they would work out but eventually ended. Read on to find out more about how Ben Affleck’s professional and personal life collided, giving birth to some tumultuous but dreamy dalliances resulting from a whirlwind of courtships.
Cheyenne Rothman – 1990
Ben Affleck’s first-ever relationship was with Cheyenne Rothman, his high school sweetheart in the mid-1990s. The two teenagers met at summer camp and started dating right after, which is adorable. They were together for years, dating on and off from 1990 to 1997.
Unfortunately, high school relationships only seem to last in movies. In real life, only a small percentage of relationships between high school sweethearts last, and such was the case for Ben and Cheyenne.
Seven Years Together
After dating short-film director Cheyenne Rothman for seven years, Ben Affleck finally ended ties with her in 1997. Why did they split, you ask?
In short, it was the actor’s rise to fame due to the movie Good Will Hunting, which he wrote and starred in. This may have driven a wedge between them, but that is merely speculation. Their relationship was destined to remain in the 1990s. It would not make it to the next decade.
Cheyenne Rothman – Now
After winning an Oscar for Good Will Hunting, Affleck’s relationship with Rothman fell apart. When Ben Affleck met Gwyneth Paltrow, he instantly fell for her, ending his relationship with his high school sweetheart to be with his new girlfriend.
Not much else has been written about Cheyenne Rothman, other than that she was the first to steal Ben Affleck’s heart, since she is the least famous woman Ben Affleck has been romantically linked with.
Gwyneth Paltrow – 1997
When you’re young and famous in Hollywood, you tend to date others who are too. When Ben met Gwyneth at a dinner party that included the very best that the film industry had to offer at the time, they were both in their 20s. They would go on to star in two movies together, Shakespeare in Love and Bounce.
Their high-profile romance was the talk of the town for years, but they never married and eventually split up in 2000. A whirlwind romance doesn’t guarantee a long-lasting relationship, sadly.
First Hollywood Relationship
Gwyneth Paltrow was Ben Affleck’s first Hollywood relationship. He would go on to date several more household names after her.
When asked why the relationship ended, Gwyneth Paltrow said that she believes, certain boyfriends come in your life to help you work through some issues, perhaps some stuff from childhood, and Ben Affleck, as she states, was more of a lesson for her, in that way. The relationship may not have lasted, but we are glad it helped them grow!
Parents Weren’t Elated
Gwyneth Paltrow’s parents were not as enthusiastic about her dating Ben Affleck as they were about her previous boyfriend, Brad Pitt.
They didn’t think he was in a good place in his life to have a girlfriend. Even though they thought he was super-intelligent, talented, and funny, they were not completely happy about the idea of him being with their daughter. It may have been one of the many reasons the couple didn’t end up together!
Gwyneth Paltrow – Now
Gwyneth Paltrow went on to become an award-winning actress, but she is now arguably known as much for her web-based company “Goop.com,” as she is for her film stardom.
Recently, Gwyneth Paltrow became engaged to Brad Falchuk, who is known for his work on Glee, Pose and American Horror Story, stating that she felt incredibly lucky to have met him and hoped to have a “healthy and happy” relationship with him.
Jennifer Lopez – 2002
Ben Affleck met Jenny from the block on a film set! They got engaged a few months after their relationship took off. The couple had a power couple name, “Bennifer”, and the tabloids frenziedly covered every move they made together. They filmed the movie Gigli together while falling in love.
She got engaged to Ben Affleck after finalizing her separation with Cris Judd, but they never married, even though they were engaged for years.
Proposing to J-Lo
Ben Affleck proposed to Jennifer Lopez when she went to visit his family in Boston. When Ben opened the door of the house for her, she saw a blanket of rose petals sprawled throughout the house, decorated with candles.
To make it even more romantic, Ben went on to read out a letter that he had written, telling her why he loved her and wanted to be married to her. Much publicity was made of the pink diamond ring he had gotten her later.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck couldn’t be more different. He was a party boy, she was a workaholic. Their lifestyles couldn’t be merged, even though they tried, and in the end, the wedding had to be called off after he got cold feet about getting married so young.
The relationship may also have ended because the couple couldn’t handle being in the spotlight all the time. The uncontrolled media frenzy over their impulsive romance and surprise engagement became too much to handle.
Jennifer Lopez – Now
Jennifer Lopez, of course, is one of the most famous American singers of all time and has released some of the best-selling singles ever made. Ben and Jennifer still keep in touch, even though it has been nearly 16 years since they were together.
Jennifer Lopez is now happily engaged to Alex Rodriguez, but they have indefinitely postponed their wedding due to the current world situation. The wedding of their dreams would have been a summer affair in Italy with all their family and friends.
Enza Sambataro – 2004
After dating two wildly famous women, Ben Affleck began dating Enza Sambataro after he met her at a Boston Red Sox game. Apparently, it was excessive media attention that ruined the relationship after only two months.
Even though she kept the gossip mill busy for two months for daring to be involved with Ben Affleck, Enza Sambataro doesn’t remember much about the experience now because it ended so quickly.
Enza Sambataro – Now
Enza Sambataro wanted to keep her life rather spotlight free after being with Ben Affleck. She didn’t successfully stay out of the tabloids, though. Yes, she only broke up with Affleck because she didn’t want to become grist for the gossip mill.
However, she ironically married and later separated from Red Sox baseman Kevin Youkilis, who’s famous in his own right. The couple met in 2006 and married two years later.
Jennifer Garner – 2000
Here’s a relationship we all know and rooted for! Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner met in 2000 on the set of the movie Pearl Harbor. Four years after the first encounter, they would make their first public appearance as a couple at a Boston Red Sox game.
Ben proposed to Jennifer on her birthday and they got married the very next year in a private ceremony! There were only four people present.
Three Wonderful Kids
In 2005, Affleck and Garner went on to have their first child, Violet, together. In 2009, they had their second daughter, Rose. The third child, a son named Samuel, was born in 2012.
When talking publicly about his wife, Ben Affleck has always been open about how much he loves her and how important she is to him. After having three children together, they went on to be separated while seeking joint physical and legal custody of their children.
A Painful Separation
In 2015, the couple announced that they were separating. During this time, Ben Affleck began battling his drinking problems (more on that later).
Ben Affleck was the love of Jennifer Garner’s life, so she tried to keep the marriage from ending for two more years (while staying separated) but in the end had to concede that they were better off apart. Sadly, the separation was ultimately finalized in 2018. They are no longer together.
The Biggest Regret
Recently, Ben Affleck has begun talking about his separation from Jennifer Garner, claiming that it was the “biggest regret” of his life. He explained how his drinking problems impacted his marriage, saying that he was trapped in a vicious cycle.
He talked about how failing her and failing his marriage left him loathing himself, which was a hideous, toxic feeling for him to stew in. However, he is trying to pick himself up and move forward.
Ben Affleck’s Issues
Ben Affleck has struggled with his drinking problems for a long time now, trying, again and again, to get sober while barely holding on to his professional and personal life. This issue began worsening as his marriage with Jennifer Garner fell apart.
He has had to carry around immense guilt and shame for the past few years but found a therapeutic experience to help him move past it – making a movie about a man with a drinking problem who blew up his marriage.
Ben’s Fall from Grace in Hollywood
Ben Affleck has been one of Hollywood’s most famous male celebrities for the last two decades. His prolific career has taken many twists and turns. His film performances have been equally praised and criticized. After making some poor career choices, he hit rock bottom when Gigli was released, which tarnished his credibility.
However, the talented actor managed to rise to fame again with well-received movies like Argo and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and is now skillfully directing movies.
Ben Affleck has opened up about his depression a number of times. He has spoken about how he has tried many antidepressant medicines since he was 26 and how helpful they have been, but he has also talked about the awful side effects, like gaining weight.
He later revealed that he was working on finding a sense of meaning and purpose after going through a painful separation that he regrets.
Christine Ouzounian – 2015
The marriage of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner came to an end when the Gone Girl actor cheated on his wife with their nanny Christine Ouzounian. The one time-nanny had allegedly had an affair, which was initially denied by the 42-year-old actor but later confirmed by 43-year-old Jennifer Garner.
Ex-nanny Christine had apparently “tipped off” paparazzi about their meeting so that photos of them could be taken at a rental house.
Christine Ouzounian – Now
Not much information about this ex-nanny could be gathered, as she now leads a very private life. Christine baby-sitted the children of many celebrity couples, including Neil Patrick Harris. She received an offer to star as Cat Woman in a parody of Batman vs. Superman, by producer and director Axel Braun for a million dollars.
The celebrity nanny turned down the offer and said she was looking for TV deals. Although previously engaged to fisherman Christopher Albury, the relationship did not work out.
Lindsay Shookus – 2017
Our favorite Batman and Emmy winning producer Lindsay Shookus started dating happily in April 2017 after Affleck and Garner’s separation in the same month. However, sources reveal that the two had unofficially been in an affair since 2014 after Lindsay became a mom.
During Ben Affleck’s reshoots of the Justice League, the two had been seen taking a work trip to London. The couple had also been spotted going to shows, dinners, and parties since then.
A Great Year Together
Shookus and Affleck were spotted together in public on multiple occasions and at multiple places during their relationship. They have been seen walking arm in arm on the streets of New York, London, Santa Monica, and more. In September 2017, they were even spotted cozying up at the US Open held in Queens, New York.
Besides arriving at airports together and grabbing drinks at Starbucks, the couple has also attended comedy shows, where Ben’s brother Casey Affleck has joined them on one occasion.
Despite giving their relationship a second shot, multiple sources confirmed in April 2019 that the twosome split for a second time. During the first time, Ben blamed his drinking problem. On the second time, however, it was all the distance.
They weren’t spotted together much afterward, and, though they wanted to live together, things didn’t go smooth for them! Ben Affleck still appreciates Lindsay for everything she has done for him in their times of staying together.
Lindsay Shookus – Now
The long-distance relationship didn’t work out for Affleck and Shookus, but that doesn’t mean they are not allowed to be friends. Both Benny and Lindsay share an amicable relationship until now.
Shookus is now, however, madly and deeply in love with Jon Hamm. They have been together since 2019. They were spotted together in many theatres, parties. It looks like SNL is the scope of love for Shookus.
Shauna Sexton – 2018
Shauna Sexton was spotted meeting Ben Affleck in his house – it was apparently a mere friendship. However, the frequent calls and visits in rehabs resulted in something more. After the breakup with Lindsay, Ben was looking for something more. That’s how Shauna became the next love interest for him.
The 22-year-old Shauna was arrested for underage drinking twice and was blamed for supporting Ben’s drinking habits. She, however, claims that she never took a drink in front of Ben and requests the media to stop blaming her.
Shakespeare in Rehab
Ben Affleck had always been clear about his drinking habits, and how it was something that he couldn’t let go. So, he decided that going to rehab was the best option for him. He was doing fine, taking medications, doing meditations and so on.
What drew the paparazzi, though, was the frequent visits of Shauna Sexton, the Playboy model. Shauna already had quite a reputation, but after Affleck’s drinking problems started getting worse, the media thought, who else is there to blame apart from Sexton?
The two-month fling with Affleck was a lot for Shauna Sexton to deal with. Ben was going through a separation with Jennifer Garner, a breakup with Lindsay Shookus, and was trying to come out of his drinking issues. Shauna says that she tried to be there for him.
Affleck’s mood swings were pretty hard to deal with, however, and Shauna being the party animal may have ignited his drinking habits further. Rehab didn’t help and accusations on Shauna were storming. So, Sexton was reportedly scarred from the relationship.
Shauna Sexton – Now
Shauna Sexton is currently focusing her time in workouts and, of course, taking lingerie and bikini pictures on Instagram. Things weren’t looking good for the Instagram star during her relationship with Ben Affleck. All of Hollywood objectified her, which was incredibly hurtful for her.
The veterinary technician turned Playboy model however came out strong and still rocks the cover pages. Sexton decided to move on, starting a relationship with a 32-year-old businessman.
Katie Cherry – 2019
A fun fact is our dear Benny met the musician and former model Katie Cherry on an online dating app. They were first spotted together on the eve of Halloween. Sources clearly say that they seemed to be very much into each other.
The occasional coffee dates and the moments in the parks all seemed too sweet. However, Ben denied having any sort of romantic ties with Katie Cherry. The question is, was it a fling then?
Katie Cherry – Now
After some serious accusations made by ex-wife Jennifer Garner, Katie and Ben decided to part their ways. Now, Katie is focusing on her music and has stated that she is not using celebrities for fame, as she was accused of.
During the current world situation, she revealed that she got much closer to her mom Suzy and is continuing to live with her. Apart from that Cherry has not been known to date anyone publicly after Ben Affleck.
Janina Gavankar – 2020
It’s funny how Ben Affleck had no idea who Gavankar was until, of course, they became co-stars on the movie The Way Back. They represented their real-life chemistry on the red carpet at a premiere in Los Angeles. The way they were getting cozy with each other signaled media that it meant something more.
The media couldn’t stop capturing their heartfelt moments together. Though they never claimed to be in a relationship, we all know how secretive celebrities can be.
Janina Gavankar – Now
The half-Indian, half-Dutch and all-American engineer come actress from Mumbai has been seen in a number of music videos, films and more. Her last project was with Ben Affleck in the movie The Way Back in 2020.
Although she had a Theatre Performance major in college, she has not been involved in any film since then. The 39-year-old was last reported to be in an official relationship with American entrepreneur Angelo Sotira.
Ana De Armas – 2019
Ben Affleck first met Ana De Armas when they were working together, playing the role of a married couple in the psychological thriller Deep Water. Even though they maintained the “work” relationship well, their trip to Cabo and exploring the country together revealed the intimacy of the duo.
Before they started publicly dating, the two were seen having an enormous amount of public displays of affection when they were in Los Angeles, California.
It was quite strange that the duo had not shared their intimacy with the world. They had not even followed each other on Instagram. Ana later, however, confirmed on Instagram in April that they started officially dating by sharing pictures of the two together on the actress’ 32nd birthday.
Ben Affleck was even seen speaking in Spanish with his Cuban girlfriend after appearing as a couple on the movie Deep Water.
Fun With the Kids
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s kids are enjoying spending their time with Ana De Armas. The three children – son, Samual, and daughters, Seraphina and Violet – have been involved in fun and games with their dad’s new girlfriend.
The kids played a prank on their dad by placing a cardboard cutout of the actress lying on her stomach and smiling on the lawn. The group is often seen taking strolls and sharing pictures.
If you think the pandemic has paused all the fun, then you should look at Ben Affleck and Ana De Armas. Pictures of the twosome walking around with their dogs, canoodling around with and without their masks just shows how happy they are with each other.
Watching the two chowing down on Dunkin Donuts iced coffee in the mornings and laughing around is all the evidence you need to admit that they are quarantine couple goals.
Ben Affleck Now – Happy Life
In an interview on ABC’s Good Morning America, Affleck talked about his decision to become sober as well as his recent movie The Way Back. He revealed that he aspires for a healthy and loving relationship with an intimate partner and his three children.
Affleck’s love life with Ana De Armas has, thus, been a great change for him, as they have been seen traveling to Ana’s home in Cuba and Costa Rica after wrapping up the film Deep Water. Ana is definitely bringing a positive light to Ben’s life.
Ben Affleck Now – Career on Track
Ben Affleck recently starred in a sports drama The Way Back, which is about a recovering addict, a story he says he personally relates to. Affleck is also digging deep into his directorial skills this time by signing up to direct The Big Goodbye for Paramount, which is an adaptation of the book The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and The Last Years of Hollywood by Sam Wasson.
The previous adaptation Chinatown, starring Jack Nicholson, is thought to be one of the greatest movies of all time, but this rendition could possibly be just as amazing.