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Celebrity Couples Who Have Been Together the Longest — Lisa Kudrow and Michel Stern Plus More

Rebelander Basilan
Feb 21, 2021
06:40 P.M.

The Hollywood lifestyle makes it difficult to find love and keep a healthy relationship, but that did not apply to power couple Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson.

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Among the longest celebrity marriages, the twosome apparently remains as enviable as ever for their enthralling romance. For Hanks, it would be impossible to live without Wilson.

Even after more than three decades together, the acclaimed actor still makes his wife feel special. Continue scrolling below to see more of Hollywood's longest marriages.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

MERYL STREEP AND DON GUMMER

In 1978, Meryl Streep and Don Gummer married, following the death of John Cazale, Streep's first love. Only six months after dating, the couple wed and haven't left each other's side since.

These two kind-hearted individuals are loving parents to their four children, daughters Mamie, Grace, and Louisa, plus their son Henry Wolfe. Mamie made Streep a grandma for the first time in 2019.

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Meryl Streep and Don Gummer at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Meryl Streep and Don Gummer at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. | Photo: Getty Images

LISA KUDROW AND MICHEL STERN

Lisa Kudrow and Michel Stern first met in 1989 when Kudrow's roommate was dating Stern. But she waited six years before making the first move. After two months of dating, they married in 1996.

Lisa Kudrow and Michel Stern at the Petersen Automotive Museum grand re-opening gala on December 5, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Lisa Kudrow and Michel Stern at the Petersen Automotive Museum grand re-opening gala on December 5, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

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MICHAEL J. FOX AND TRACY POLLAN

After meeting on the set of "Family Ties" in the mid-80s, Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan later reunited on "Bright Lights, Big City." They tied the knot a few years later, in 1988.

In 2014, Fox said that allowing Pollan to have the final say has been the key to their marriage. The couple has four kids: Sam Michael, Esmé Annabelle, Schuyler Frances, and Aquinnah Kathleen.

Tracy Pollan and Michael J. Fox on November 16, 2019 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

Tracy Pollan and Michael J. Fox on November 16, 2019 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

SAMUEL L. JACKSON AND LATANYA RICHARDSON

Samuel L. Jackson married LaTanya Richardson in 1980. The actor asserted that the idea that Hollywood marriages are more likely to fail than the average union does not hold true for his eyes.

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Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on June 10, 2019 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on June 10, 2019 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

RALPH MACCHIO AND PHYLLIS FIERRO

In 1987, Ralph Macchio tied the knot with Phyllis Fierro. The actor has credited his wife for making it possible for him to find the perfect balance between acting and family time.

Ralph Macchio and Phyllis Fierro at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on July 21, 2015 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

Ralph Macchio and Phyllis Fierro at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on July 21, 2015 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

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BOB NEWHART AND GINNY NEWHART

Legendary comedian Bob Newhart has been married to his wife Ginny Newhart for 57 years. He believed that humor is a crucial component of the recipe for a successful partnership.

Bob Newhart and Ginny Newhart at the Television Academy's 70th Anniversary Gala on June 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Bob Newhart and Ginny Newhart at the Television Academy's 70th Anniversary Gala on June 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

LONG-DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP TIPS

LDR is common among celebrities, as they often spend weeks filming, promoting new projects, etc. Over the years, many have shared their experiences openly and offered advice.

According to Orlando Bloom, you have to lay the groundwork together and establish a feeling of trust so that you feel attached to that person even if you spend the time apart.

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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom at TCL Chinese Theatre on August 21, 2019 in Hollywood, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom at TCL Chinese Theatre on August 21, 2019 in Hollywood, California. | Photo: Getty Images

With so much texting, you rarely have the chance to recap what you talked about previously. Miles Teller believes that phone conversations should not be reduced to texting.

As for Prince Harry, he said that he and Meghan Markle never went longer than two full weeks without seeing each other even though they are clearly doing a long-distance relationship.

Meanwhile, scientists have claimed that some marriages fail due to what they call "habituation," which means they get bored. Being predictable later on can become an issue in a marriage.

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