Celebrity Romances That Made Headlines the Year You Were Born

Here’s a look at some of Hollywood’s most talked-about and looked upon couples for every year since 1940.

Breaking up is nothing new in the Hollywood scene, but there are always some rare cases where celebrity lovers turn into life-long partners.

2020 - TIM TEBOW AND DEMI-LEIGH NEL-PETERS

Tim Tebow and Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters tied the knot in the early days of 2020 in a beautiful sunset wedding ceremony in Cape Town, South Africa.

Surrounded by some of their close friends and family, the former NFL athlete and Miss Universe 2017 exchange their self-written vows. Nel-Peters shared:

“We wanted to look back at the wedding and see that it was intimate, elegant, and traditional. We definitely wanted it to be something that we could look back on and know that nothing was dated.”

2019 - JENNIFER LOPEZ AND ALEX RODRIGUEZ

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are individually successful in their own careers, which makes their relationship easy-going.

After confirming their relationship in 2017, the couple frequently stepped out together and raised their blended family well. In 2019, the former baseball star proposed to the multi-talented artist.

2018 - PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE

The whole world watched as the once-notorious Prince Harry watched the woman he loved walk down the aisle and say “I do” to a lifetime together.

It was a modern fairytale romance of the “Suits” star, Meghan Markle, to become a princess, and not long after, welcome a child of her own.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle react after their visit to Canada House in thanks for the warm Canadian hospitality and support. | Source: Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle react after their visit to Canada House in thanks for the warm Canadian hospitality and support. | Source: Getty Images

2017 - BLAKE LIVELY AND RYAN REYNOLDS

The two Hollywood stars met in 2010 on the set of “Green Lantern,” and got married two years after. However, it wasn’t until a few years later that the couple became more known for their sweet gestures to each other.

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively attend the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala. | Source: Getty Images

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively attend the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala. | Source: Getty Images

2016 - KIM KARDASHIAN AND KANYE WEST

Although Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been married since 2014, two years since they started going out, it wasn’t until 2016 that they won the hearts of many as the beauty mogul defended the artist.

When West received backlash for his song “Famous,” his wife stood up for him. The same year, the reality star’s life was put in danger in an armed robbery. The rapper paused his tour to be by her.

2015 - AMAL AND GEORGE CLOONEY

After a continuous search for the perfect match, George Clooney finally found Amal in 2013 and married the year after. In 2017, the couple welcomed their twins, Ella and Alexander.

George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala. | Source: Getty Images

George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala. | Source: Getty Images

2014 - CHRISSY TEIGEN AND JOHN LEGEND

Not only was Chrissy Teigen featured in John Legend’s “All of Me” music video, but also did he write it about her. The couple tied the knot the same year in 2014 and welcomed their first child in 2016.

Chrissy Teigen and artist John Legend during The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. | Source: Getty Images

Chrissy Teigen and artist John Legend during The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. | Source: Getty Images

2013 - MILA KUNIS AND ASHTON KUTCHER

The Kunis-Kutcher love team wasn’t far from happening, after Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher appeared as a love interest on “That ‘70s Show.”

Although it took a while for their relationship to bloom and be made public in 2012, fans were nevertheless excited for their romance.

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher at the Zoe Saldana Walk Of Fame Star Ceremony. | Source: Getty Images

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher at the Zoe Saldana Walk Of Fame Star Ceremony. | Source: Getty Images

2012 - RYAN GOSLING AND EVA MENDES

In 2012, speculation about the romance between Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes circulated the media after being spotted sharing a sweet kiss the year before. 

Although the two have yet to exchange their “I do’s,” the couple is already raising their two daughters, Amanda and Esmeralda.

2011 - PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE MIDDLETON

All eyes have been on Prince William and Kate Middleton since the day they started dating in 2003. Millions of people around the world then watched Their wedding in 2011.

Kate Middleton and Prince William arrive at the Guinness Storehouse’s Gravity Bar. | Source: Getty Images

Kate Middleton and Prince William arrive at the Guinness Storehouse’s Gravity Bar. | Source: Getty Images

2010 - KATY PERRY AND RUSSELL BRAND

Rumors about Katy Perry and Russell Brand went around after they were seen flirting at the 2009 VMAs. The following year, they tied the knot in an intimate ceremony but separated two years after.

Katy Perry and Russell Brand, comedian arrives at the 3rd Annual Art Of Elysium "Heaven" Gala Event. | Source: Getty Images

Katy Perry and Russell Brand, comedian arrives at the 3rd Annual Art Of Elysium "Heaven" Gala Event. | Source: Getty Images

2009 - GISELE BUNDCHEN AND TOM BRADY

It was love at first sight when Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady met through a blind date. Although his ex-girlfriend was pregnant and gave birth in 2007, the couple’s relationship stood firm.

In 2009, Brady asked the supermodel for her hand in marriage, and the two got married within two weeks later.

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2008 - PORTIA DE ROSSI AND ELLEN DEGENERES

Portia de Rossi wasn’t open about her sexuality until getting the courage to ask Ellen DeGeneres out in 2004.

In 2008, they announced their engagement and tied the knot three months after. They are now raising a family of three dogs and three cats.

2007 - HEIDI KLUM AND SEAL

Heidi Klum and Seal met in 2003 when the model was pregnant with her child from a previous relationship. 

After giving birth, Seal adopted her child and treated her like his own. After having three children together, the couple separated in 2012.

2006 - DAVID AND VICTORIA BECKHAM

Sparks immediately flew after David and Victoria Beckham met at a charity football game at the Manchester United soccer players’ lounge.

They tied the knot in 1998 and had four kids, yet they remain to be one of Hollywood’s most famous power couples.

David Beckham and Victoria Beckham attend The Fashion Awards 2018 In Partnership With Swarovski. | Source: Getty Images

David Beckham and Victoria Beckham attend The Fashion Awards 2018 In Partnership With Swarovski. | Source: Getty Images

2005 - ANGELINA JOLIE AND BRAD PITT

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were first seen in Kenya in 2005, making everyone excited about their new romance. The following year, they had their first child together, followed by several more.

Sadly, the couple only lasted over a decade as Angelina filed for divorce in 2016 -- one that made millions of people heartbroken.

Brad Pitt and actress Angelina Jolie arrive at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. | Source: Getty Images

Brad Pitt and actress Angelina Jolie arrive at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. | Source: Getty Images

2004 - NICK LACHEY AND JESSICA SIMPSON

Two years after they started dating in 1999, Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson got married in 2002. Three years later, their marriage ended in divorce.

Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson at the Headquarters of US Marine Corps, posing for the camera. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson at the Headquarters of US Marine Corps, posing for the camera. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

2003 - BEYONCE AND JAY Z

Beyonce and Jay-Z became a power couple with their successful careers. After three years of dating from 2000, Queen B dropped her famous song, “Crazy in Love.”

2002 - JENNIFER LOPEZ AND BEN AFFLECK

After meeting on the set of “Gigli,” Jennifer and Ben Affleck hit it off and started dating. They were briefly engaged before calling off their wedding a day before the ceremony.

2001 - JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND BRITNEY SPEARS

Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears made an unforgettable fashion statement when they attended a red carpet event in matching all-denim ensembles.

They met in 1993 but started their relationship after touring together in 1998. The following years were magical for the couple until they separated in the early 2000s.

Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake arrive at Clive Davis'' pre-grammy awards gala. | Source: Getty Images

Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake arrive at Clive Davis'' pre-grammy awards gala. | Source: Getty Images

2000 - JENNIFER ANISTON AND BRAD PITT

Before there was “Brangelina,” there was Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt, who tied the knot two years after meeting in 1998. It was in 2004 that the actor met Jolie, and somewhere along the way, they ended up together.

 Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston attend the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. | Source: Getty Images

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston attend the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. | Source: Getty Images

1999 - REESE WITHERSPOON AND RYAN PHILIPPE

A year after meeting at the “Legally Blonde” star’s birthday bash, Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Philippe got engaged.

They later got married and had two children together. Sadly, they soon realized they were too young when they started out and decided to go separate ways in 2007.

Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe talk during the 58th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards. | Source: Getty Images

Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe talk during the 58th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards. | Source: Getty Images

1998 - JADA PINKETT AND WILL SMITH

Jada Pinkett and Will Smith first met when she auditioned for the role of the actor’s lover on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”

Although she didn’t get the role, she won the man of her dreams. Pinkett and Smith got married in 1997 and had two children together.

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1997 - SARAH JESSICA PARKER AND MATTHEW BRODERICK

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick got married in 1997, six years after they started dating. In 2002, they welcomed their first son, followed by twin daughters.

Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker at the premiere of "The Sopranos." | Source: Getty Images

Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker at the premiere of "The Sopranos." | Source: Getty Images

1996 - GWYNETH PALTROW AND BRAD PITT

Another woman who won Brad Pitt’s heart before Aniston was Gwyneth Paltrow. After meeting on the set of “Se7en,” Pitt proposed to the “Avengers” star.

1995 - RITA WILSON AND TOM HANKS

Rita Wilson met Tom Hanks at a time when he was still married, but their love couldn’t be stopped. In 1989, after Hanks’ divorce was finalized, the pair got married.

1994 - KATE MOSS AND JOHNNY DEPP

Kate Moss and Johnny Depp’s four-year relationship began in 1994 when she was 20-years-old, and he was 11 years her senior.

Johnny Depp and model Kate Moss attend the Richard Tyler's New Fashion Collection and Screening of Johnny Depp's Directorial Debut of Short Film "Banter." | Source: Getty Images

Johnny Depp and model Kate Moss attend the Richard Tyler's New Fashion Collection and Screening of Johnny Depp's Directorial Debut of Short Film "Banter." | Source: Getty Images

1993 - ALEC BALDWIN AND KIM BASINGER

Three years after meeting on the set of the 1990 film “The Marrying Man,” Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger tied the knot. They welcomed their first child in 1995 but separated in 2002.

Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger in 1994. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger in 1994. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

1992 - IMAN AND DAVID BOWIE

A blind date is what brought Iman and David Bowie together in 1990, up until their marriage in 1992. They remained happy and in love until his death in 2016.

 Iman and David Bowie at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of "Moon." | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Iman and David Bowie at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of "Moon." | Source: Wikimedia Commons

1991 - COURTNEY LOVE AND KURT COBAIN

Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain became a punk power couple in the early ‘90s for their exciting love story that ended tragically after the singer took his own life.

Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain at the 1993 MTV Video Music Awards. | Source: Getty Images

Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain at the 1993 MTV Video Music Awards. | Source: Getty Images

1990 - NICOLE KIDMAN AND TOM CRUISE

Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise’s high-profile marriage started in 1990 and ended in 2001. They share two adopted kids.

Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise arrive at the 69th Annual Academy Awards. | Source: Getty Images

Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise arrive at the 69th Annual Academy Awards. | Source: Getty Images

1989 - KYRA SEDGWICK AND KEVIN BACON

One of the long-lasting couples in Hollywood is Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon, whose love story began in 1988 while filming for “Lemon Sky.” They have been inseparable since.

Kevin Bacon with Kyra Sedgwick on photo shoot in New York, August 1988. | Source: Getty Images

Kevin Bacon with Kyra Sedgwick on photo shoot in New York, August 1988. | Source: Getty Images

1988 - LISA BONET AND LENNY KRAVITZ

Before Lisa Bonet married “Aquaman” star Jason Momoa, she was with Lenny Kravitz, the father of her daughter Zoe.

Lisa Bonet and musician Lenny Kravitz attend the Saint Laurent show. | Source: Getty Images

Lisa Bonet and musician Lenny Kravitz attend the Saint Laurent show. | Source: Getty Images

1987 - DEMI MOORE AND BRUCE WILLIS

Demi Moore and Bruce Willis were very much in love for the next 13 years after their marriage in 1987. Although they divorced in 2000, they remained civil to co-parent their three girls.

 Bruce Willis and Demi Moore arrive at the 1989 West Hollywood, California, Irving "Swifty" Lazar Oscar Party. | Source: Getty Images

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore arrive at the 1989 West Hollywood, California, Irving "Swifty" Lazar Oscar Party. | Source: Getty Images

1986 - OPRAH WINFREY AND STEDMAN GRAHAM

Media outlets quickly reported Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham’s possible relationship as soon as they were spotted out. They have been together ever since, although not married.

Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham attend Tyler Perry Studios grand opening gala at Tyler Perry Studios. | Source: Getty Images

Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham attend Tyler Perry Studios grand opening gala at Tyler Perry Studios. | Source: Getty Images

1985 - BRIGITTE NIELSEN AND SYLVESTER STALLONE

Brigitte Nielsen and Sylvester Stallone were both married when they met but decided to divorce their partners to be together. Sadly, their marriage only lasted two years.

President and Nancy Reagan posing with Sylvester Stallone and Brigitte Nielsen during a state dinner for Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

President and Nancy Reagan posing with Sylvester Stallone and Brigitte Nielsen during a state dinner for Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

1984 - GOLDIE HAWN AND KURT RUSSELL

Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell shared a love story of over 35 years after meeting each other to film “Swing Shift.”

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn attend the "Wild Wild Country" Filmmaker Toast at Inn of the Seventh Ray. | Source: Getty Images

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn attend the "Wild Wild Country" Filmmaker Toast at Inn of the Seventh Ray. | Source: Getty Images

1983 - SARAH JESSICA PARKER AND ROBERT DOWNEY JR. 

Before Sarah Jessica Parker made headlines with Matthew Broderick, the actress dated “Avengers” star Robert Downey Jr. from 1984 until 1991.

Robert Downey, Jr. and actress Sarah Jessica Parker attend the screening of the CBS Television Movie "Going for the Gold: The Bill Johnson Story." | Source: Getty Images

Robert Downey, Jr. and actress Sarah Jessica Parker attend the screening of the CBS Television Movie "Going for the Gold: The Bill Johnson Story." | Source: Getty Images

1982 - RHEA PERLMAN AND DANNY DEVITO

For over four decades, Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito were one of Hollywood’s strongest couples. They separated in 2012, reunited in 2013, and officially split again in 2017.

Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman in 2006. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman in 2006. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

1981 - LADY DIANA SPENCER AND PRINCE CHARLES

The world watched as Princess Diana and Prince Charles tied the knot in 1981. All eyes were on the couple until their controversial divorce 14 years later.

Prince Charles And Princess Diana On Their Last Official Trip Together -  To The Republic of South Korea. | Source: Getty Images

Prince Charles And Princess Diana On Their Last Official Trip Together - To The Republic of South Korea. | Source: Getty Images

1980 - CARRIE FISHER AND PAUL SIMON

Carrie Fisher and Paul Simon had a turbulent relationship that began in 1977. They were married for a year in 1983 and dated ten years after their divorce.

Paul Simon and Carrie Fisher circa 1980 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Paul Simon and Carrie Fisher circa 1980 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

1979 - PATTIE BOYD AND ERIC CLAPTON

Pattie Boyd was married to George Harrison when Eric Clapton fell in love with her. At one point, the two men battled for her love in a “rock duel,” which Clapton won. They tied the knot in 1979.

Eric Clapton and his girlfriend, Pattie Boyd, at the premiere of Ken Russell's film version of The Who's rock opera "Tommy." | Source: Getty Images

Eric Clapton and his girlfriend, Pattie Boyd, at the premiere of Ken Russell's film version of The Who's rock opera "Tommy." | Source: Getty Images

1978 - DIANE KEATON AND WARREN BEATTY

Diane Keaton didn’t have a lot of romantic partners, but Warren Beatty was among those who wooed her heart, especially while co-starring in the film “Reds.”

 Nancy Reagan talking with Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton at a movie screening for "Reds." | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Nancy Reagan talking with Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton at a movie screening for "Reds." | Source: Wikimedia Commons

1977 - JERRY HALL AND MICK JAGGER

One of the most gorgeous couples in the ‘70s was Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger. Their two-decade-long relationship brought them four children before their annulment in 1999.

Gabriel Jagger, James Jagger, Sir Mick Jagger, Jerry Hall and Georgia May Jagger attend the press night performance of "Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs." | Source: Getty Images

Gabriel Jagger, James Jagger, Sir Mick Jagger, Jerry Hall and Georgia May Jagger attend the press night performance of "Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs." | Source: Getty Images

1976 - FARRAH FAWCETT AND LEE MAJORS

Farrah Fawcett and Lee Majors tied the knot in 1973 but sadly divorced in 1982. However, they were able to make on-screen appearances together in “The Six Million Dollar Man.”

Farrah Fawcett and Lee Majors circa 1978 in New York. | Source: Getty Images

Farrah Fawcett and Lee Majors circa 1978 in New York. | Source: Getty Images

1975 - ELIZABETH TAYLOR AND RICHARD BURTON

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton remarried in 1975 and shared one adopted daughter named Maria Burton.

Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in "Cleopatra." | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in "Cleopatra." | Source: Wikimedia Commons

1974 - ANJELICA HUSTON AND JACK NICHOLSON

Anjelica Huston and Jack Nicholson had an on-and-off relationship, which was talked about in the actress’ memoir, “Watch Me.”

1973 - ALI MACGRAW AND STEVE MCQUEEN

After working together on “The Getaway,” Ali MacGraw left her then-husband for Steve McQueen.Sadly, their relationship only lasted five years.

Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw in a scene from the 1972 movie "The Getaway." | Source: Getty Images

Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw in a scene from the 1972 movie "The Getaway." | Source: Getty Images

1972 - CARLY SIMON AND JAMES TAYLOR

Carly Simon and James Taylor met when they were children but didn’t start dating until 1971. They were married for ten years before calling it quits. 

Carly Simon and James Taylor pose for a portrait session at the their home on October 13, 1971. | Source: Getty Images

Carly Simon and James Taylor pose for a portrait session at the their home on October 13, 1971. | Source: Getty Images

1971 - JANE FONDA AND DONALD SUTHERLAND

Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland had an on-screen chemistry in the film “Klute,” which opened rumors for a possible romance despite his marriage with Shirley Douglas. Sutherland said:

“We got together shortly before we made ‘Klue,’ and then we were together until the relationship exploded and fell apart in Tokyo. And it broke my heart. I was eviscerated. I was so sad.”

Donald Sutherland and Jane Fonda during Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland Perform an Anti-Vietnam Demonstration. | Source: Getty Images

Donald Sutherland and Jane Fonda during Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland Perform an Anti-Vietnam Demonstration. | Source: Getty Images

1970 - BARBRA STREISAND AND ELLIOTT GOULD

Barbra Streisand met Elliott Gould in the 1962 Broadway production “I Can Get it For You Wholesale,” and tied the knot shortly before she reached the height of her career.

In 1966, the couple welcomed their first son, Jason, but sadly, their marriage was already on the rocks. By 1971, their marriage ended in divorce.

Press photo of Elliot Gould and Barbra Streisand with their baby, Jason. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Press photo of Elliot Gould and Barbra Streisand with their baby, Jason. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

1969 - YOKO ONO AND JOHN LENNON

John Lennon and Yoko Ono are one of the most famous couples in history, who got married in 1969. Together they had two kids and remained married till the singer’s assassination in 1980.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono at the Hilton Hotel. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

John Lennon and Yoko Ono at the Hilton Hotel. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

1968 - JULIE ANDREWS AND BLAKE EDWARDS

Julie Andrews had one of the sweetest love stories that led to marriage in 1969. The famous director and the actress were happily married until his death in 2010.

Julie Andrews and Blake Edwards pose together in a photoshoot. | Source: Getty Images

Julie Andrews and Blake Edwards pose together in a photoshoot. | Source: Getty Images

1967 - PRISCILLA AND ELVIS PRESLEY

The King of Rock married his beautiful bride Priscilla in 1967 and had a baby girl the following year. Sadly, their marriage only lasted six years.

Elvis Presley and Priscilla with Lisa Marie, February 1968. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Elvis Presley and Priscilla with Lisa Marie, February 1968. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

1966 - JOANNE WOODWARD AND PAUL NEWMAN

If there was one Hollywood couple that stood strong amidst the many divorces of the people around them, it was Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, dubbing them as “Hollywood’s golden couple.”

The successful artists had three daughters and remained happily married and in love until the actor’s demise in 2008.

Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman in the movie "The Long, Hot Summer." | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman in the movie "The Long, Hot Summer." | Source: Wikimedia Commons

1965: CHER AND SONNY BONO

Cher and Sonny Bono became romantically involved in 1965 and married each other four years after. Although their union only lasted six years, the music they made lived on for several years later.

Cher and Sonny Bono, 1966. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Cher and Sonny Bono, 1966. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

1964: ELIZABETH TAYLOR AND RICHARD BURTON

Romance filled the air as soon as Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton co-starred in “Cleopatra.” The couple made headlines as Taylor was then still married to Eddie Fisher.

In March 1964, the two stars decided to tie the knot, but their union only lasted ten years as they divorced in 1974.

Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in "Cleopatra." | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in "Cleopatra." | Source: Wikimedia Commons

1963: ANNE BANCROFT AND MEL BROOKS

After getting married in 1964 and welcoming their first son in 1972, Anne Bancroft and Mel Brooks remained together. Brooks once said:

“Anne and I both grew up during the marriage. We both grew up, we both knew what was really important and what love meant, and what doing for each other meant.”

Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft at the Cannes film festival. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft at the Cannes film festival. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

1962: LENA HORNE AND LENNIE HAYTON

Lena Horne established a reputable name in the industry as the highest-paid Africa-American actress in the ‘40s. 

She also made headlines for marrying Lennie Hayton, a white man. They received backlash for their interracial relationship that lasted until his death in 1971.

1961: JACKIE AND JOHN F. KENNEDY

Jackie and John Kennedy became man and wife in 1952, eight years before he was elected into the presidency.

Together, they had three children whom they raised well. Sadly, the former president was assassinated in 1963.

John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy, 1960. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy, 1960. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

1960: MOVITA CASTANEDA AND MARLON BRANDO

Movita Castaneda and Marlon Brando had a secret wedding ceremony in 1960, years after they met in the early ‘50s. Their marriage lasted less than a decade.

1959: ELIZABETH TAYLOR AND EDDIE FISHER

Elizabeth Taylor and Eddie Fisher got married in 1959, after her marriage with Mike Todd, and his marriage with Debbie Reynolds.

Eddie Fisher and Elizabeth Taylor, 1961. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Eddie Fisher and Elizabeth Taylor, 1961. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

1958: JOAN CRAWFORD AND ALFRED STEELE

After three marriages, Joan Crawford decided to exchange her “I do’s” with Pepsi CEO Alfred Steele in 1955. Although they did not have kids, they remained together until his death in 1959.

1957: NATALIE WOOD AND ROBERT WAGNER

Natalie Wood shared: “I was ten and he was 18 when I first saw him walking down a hall at 20th Century Fox. I turned to my mother and said, ‘I’m going to marry him.’”

Wood remained married to Wagner from 1957 until 1962. Ten years later, they got married for the second time until the actress’ tragic death in 1981.

Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood at the Academy Awards dinner in 1960. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood at the Academy Awards dinner in 1960. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

1956: GRACE KELLY AND PRINCE RAINIER III

All of Hollywood and the rest of the world watched as actress Grace Kelly turned into a real-life princess after marrying Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956.

Kelly became a full-time princess, wife, and mother, since their union until her death in 1982. Her husband never remarried.

The Prince and Princess of Monaco arrive at the White House for a luncheon, 1961. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Prince and Princess of Monaco arrive at the White House for a luncheon, 1961. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

1955: DEBBIE REYNOLDS AND EDDIE FISHER

Eddie Fisher married Debbie Reynolds in 1955 but separated in 1959 after he fell in love with Elizabeth Taylor.

Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, 1955. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, 1955. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

1954: AUDREY HEPBURN AND MEL FERRER

Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer both starred in the Broadway production “Ondine” and the movies “Sabrina” and “War and Peace.”

They tied the knot in 1954 and had one son after the actress had several miscarriages. Sadly, their relationship only lasted 14 years.

Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer from the Producers' Showcase presentation of "Mayerling." | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer from the Producers' Showcase presentation of "Mayerling." | Source: Wikimedia Commons

1953: MARILYN MONROE AND JOE DIMAGGIO

1953 was a beautiful year for Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio, who both lived luxurious lives. They had a short-lived marriage the following year that lasted less than a year.

Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio from the cover of the January 1954 issue of Now magazine. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio from the cover of the January 1954 issue of Now magazine. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

1952: JANET LEIGH AND TONY CURTIS

Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis got married in 1951 and welcomed two daughters, Jamie Lee and Kelly. Sadly, their marriage ended in divorce.

Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis in a 1951 Photoplay article entitled "Bronx Express." | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis in a 1951 Photoplay article entitled "Bronx Express." | Source: Wikimedia Commons

1951: AVA GARDNER AND FRANK SINATRA

Ava Gardner was twice divorced when she got together with then-married Frank Sinatra. After their two-year affair, the couple got married in 1951 but remained unfaithful to each other.

Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner in Amsterdam, 1951. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner in Amsterdam, 1951. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

1950: ELIZABETH TAYLOR AND CONRAD HILTON JR.

Elizabeth Taylor’s first husband was the heir to the Hilton hotel business, Conrad Hilton Jr. The pair met in 1949 and married the following year. In 205 days, their marriage was over.

Elizabeth Taylor and her groom, Conrad "Nickie" Hilton, Jr. in the limousine that will take them to their wedding reception at the Bel-Air Country Club. | Source: Getty Images

Elizabeth Taylor and her groom, Conrad "Nickie" Hilton, Jr. in the limousine that will take them to their wedding reception at the Bel-Air Country Club. | Source: Getty Images

1949: RITA HEYWORTH AND ALY KAHN

Rita Heyworth did what Grace Kelly did, eight years before. She left the Hollywood scene to marry Prince Aly Kahn in 1949.

Rita Hayworth and Aly Kahn surrounded by reporters outside Hayworth's home, 1952. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Rita Hayworth and Aly Kahn surrounded by reporters outside Hayworth's home, 1952. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

1948: VIVIEN LEIGH AND LAURENCE OLIVIER

Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier tied the knot in 1940 and remained a power couple until their separation in 1958.

Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh on a short holiday at the Gold Coast after touring with the Old Vic Company in Hobart. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh on a short holiday at the Gold Coast after touring with the Old Vic Company in Hobart. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

1947: QUEEN ELIZABETH II AND PRINCE PHILIP

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have endured several highs and lows since their marriage in 1947. They are still very much together with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's coronation portrait, June 1953. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's coronation portrait, June 1953. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

1946: JIMMY CARTER AND ROSALYNN SMITH

For nearly 80 years, Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Smith have been married. The former president was only 21 when he married his 18-year-old bride.

Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn appear to exchange words during the 1976 New York. | Source: Getty Images

Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn appear to exchange words during the 1976 New York. | Source: Getty Images

1945: SHIRLEY TEMPLE AND JOHN AGAR

Shirley Temple and John Agar tied the knot at Wilshire Methodist Church in 1945, followed by a reception at the actress’ home.

Shirley Temple and Sgt. John Agar, looking at the ring on her finger. | Source: Getty Images

Shirley Temple and Sgt. John Agar, looking at the ring on her finger. | Source: Getty Images

1944: LAUREN BACALL AND HUMPHREY BOGART

Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart were 25 years apart but still fell madly in love with each other. During their relationship, the couple had two children, whom they raised until Bogart’s death in 1957.

Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart on set of "The Big Sleep." | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart on set of "The Big Sleep." | Source: Wikimedia Commons

1943: JOHN LODER AND HEDY LAMARR

John Loder was Hedy Lamarr’s third husband and tried to beat a record for lovemaking 19 times in one weekend.

Hedy LaMarr and John Loder in courtroom, confronting men suspected of robbing their house in Los Angeles. | Source: Getty Images

Hedy LaMarr and John Loder in courtroom, confronting men suspected of robbing their house in Los Angeles. | Source: Getty Images

1942: AVA GARDNER AND MICKEY ROONEY

Mickey Rooney was Ava Gardner’s first husband, whom she met and dated when she was only 19-years-old.

1941: GLORIA VANDERBILT AND PAT DICICCO

Gloria Vanderbilt was only 17-years-old when she married Pat DiCiccio, followed by three other marriages that resulted in four sons.

Gloria Vanderbilt at a local nightclub with Pasquale (Pat) DiCicco. | Source: Getty Images

Gloria Vanderbilt at a local nightclub with Pasquale (Pat) DiCicco. | Source: Getty Images

1940: LANA TURNER AND ARTIE SHAW

Lana Turner was a ‘40s sex symbol who later became famous for her seven marriages that all ended in heartbreak.

Lana Turner and Artie Shaw, 1940. | Source: Getty Images

Lana Turner and Artie Shaw, 1940. | Source: Getty Images

She was briefly married to Artie Shaw in 1940, but he didn’t treat her right, despite his intelligence. Turner’s life was at a low during their marriage.

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