“Till death do us part” sounds like something straight out of a fairytale when it comes to Hollywood’s love stories. It seems like finding a true match is tough for many celebrities, but all hope is not lost. Some of the most famous female stars are still able to find their true love, and their love stories last surprisingly long.
So let’s light up our hope for love with these heart-warming relationships of the most famous women worldwide. Their marriage may have ups and downs, but as time goes by, it only gets stronger as their love grows.
1. Meryl Streep: 44 years of marriage
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The famous actress Meryl Streep has been with her husband Don Gummer for over 40 years. Her love story began in 1987 when Meryl got into a difficult life situation. She turned to Don, a friend of her brother for support. Gummer had given her all that she needed and had won her heart. Six months after they started dating, the couple got married on September 30, 1978.
Streep shared that the key to her long-lasting marriage is communication. She tells her husband all of her problems and fears, even the smallest things. She put aside her ego and listens to his suggestions and advice.
2. Beyoncé: 14 years of marriage
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One of the most powerful couples in the entertainment industry must be Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Their love story began with a partnership back in 2002. They worked on the song ’03 Bonnie & Clyde together. Beyoncé’s single Crazy in Love also so featured Jay-Z. In 2008, they officially tied the knot and have been inseparable since then.
3. Jessica Alba: 14 years of marriage
In 2004, Jessica and Cash Warren started dating after they met on the set of Fantastic Four. Four years later in 2008, they got married and have stayed together for 14 years. Jessica shared that her key to keeping a strong relationship is spending as much time with her husband as possible, and trying to create a romantic atmosphere regularly.
4. Dolly Parton: 56 years of marriage
There is no doubt that the beloved singer Dolly Parton’s marriage is one of the most dramatic marriages in showbiz. But what truly surprises us is that she and her husband still keep their love strong through all the ups and downs. They have spent 56 years together, and that is insane for a celebrity’s love story.
In 1964, Parton met her husband Carl Thomas when she was just 18 outside of a local laundromat in Nashville. It was love at first sight for Carl. The couple then hurried to get married two years later.
5. Jamie Lee Curtis: 38 years of marriage
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Speaking of love at first sight, the famous actress Jamie Lee Curtis also has the same experience in 1984. Christopher Guest is an actor and a songwriter. Jamie was flipping through a magazine when she first saw a photo of Guest, and she immediately told herself that she had to get this man. 5 months later, she succeed.
6. Cate Blanchett: 26 years of marriage
In 1966, Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton’s love began to blossom. They met in Sydney when Cate was a student of the National Institute of Dramatic Arts. After one year of dating, Cate and Andrew officially tied the knot. The actress claims that her family’s happiness depends on common interests. She and her husband also do not keep secrets from each other.
7. Kyra Sedgwick: 34 years of marriage
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The year was 1988 when Kevin Bacon fell for his wife Kyra Sedgwick. Their first encounter was on the set of the television movie Lemon Sky. Their attraction toward each other was so great that they ended up getting married the same year. Their love has stayed strong ever since.
8. Lisa Kudrow: 27 years of marriage
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Lisa and her husband Michel Stern, an advertising executive, first met in 1987. In 1995, the couple got married and has been happy together for 27 years.
9. Rita Wilson: 34 years of marriage
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The couple met back in 1981 when they were both on the set of Bosom Buddies. Seven years later, Tom Hanks decided to get down on one knee and they got married. Their secret to staying true and loving to each other after 34 years? Mutual love from both sides.
10. Catherine Zeta-Jones: 22 years of marriage
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Catherine Zeta-Jones met her future husband, Michael Douglas, at the Deauville Film Festival in France in August 1998. 2 years later, they tied the knot and have built a happy family ever since.
11. Sarah Jessica Parker: 26 years of marriage
The actress met her future husband Matthew Broderick at a party in New York City in 1991. After six 6 years of dating, they decided to get married in 1997. Despite all the rumors saying that the two were on the rocks, they stand strong together. The key to their long-lasting marriage is that respect each other and never compete.
12. Salma Hayek: 13 years of marriage
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And last but not least, we got the story of Salma Hayek. Salma met her future husband, businessman François-Henri Pinault, in Venice in 2006. Three years later in 2009, they celebrated their wedding at the La Fenice Theater.