8 Celebrity Couples ‎Who Have Been Married For Over 20 Years


With most Hollywood marriages seemingly starting and ending in a Hollywood minute and lasting under 5 years, we look at the unions who have lasted and what made it work.

Denzel and Pauletta Washington: Denzel and Pauletta were married in 1983, which makes their anniversary this year their 32nd.  The couple met on the set of his first screen work, a 1977 television movie called Wilma, and they have been together ever since.  The couple have four children together.

Billy and Janice Crystal: Billy Crystal has been entertaining us since 1975.  Before he was famous though he married Janice Goldfinger in 1970, which means this year is their 45th anniversary.  Crystal has famously said that his wife grounds him, which must be a hard job considering the energy he still has at 66.

Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson: It’s hard to picture Samuel L. Jackson as a family man (can you imagine him actually reading Go the F**k to Sleep to a child), but he’s been married since 1980 and has one child with her.  They met while he attended Morehouse College.

Meryl Streep and Don Gummer:  The darling of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences has been married since 1978.  Sculptor Don Grummer and Meryl have four children together, and even though she is constantly up for awards and in the eye of the media, Meryl manages to keep a relatively normal personal life away from the public.

Christopher and Georgianne Walken: Popular character actor (not to mention fantastic dancer) Christopher Walken and his wife Georgianne (a casting director known for Entourage and The Sopranos) were married in 1969 and have kept their personal life, well personal.  They have no children, and live in Connecticut.

Mark Harmon and Pam Dawber: It’s a rare site to see two actors married for so long, but Mark Harmon and Pam Dawber make it work.  The NCIS star and the former Mork and Mindy star were wed in 1987, and have raised two boys together.

Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach: The former drummer for The Beatles and the former Bond Girl wed in 1981 after surviving a serious care accident together.  The event gave them a new perspective on life, and they knew they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together.

Harry Hamlin and Lisa Rinna : The former Sexiest man alive and the ‘girl with the lips’, have been married for over 20 years and have 2 girls together. Harry played a popular character on 80’s drama , L.A. Law and Lisa came to fame on the origional 90210. Both actors had ho hum careers until the 2010’s with Harry landing a Emmy nominated role on Mad Men and Lisa appearing most recently on the popular- Real Housewives of Beverley Hills series.

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