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Valentine's Day Special: Hollywood's Longest Standing Couples (Photos)

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Paul and Linda McCartney together again.

Love is in the air today as the world celebrates Valentine’s Day. But when it comes to the celebrity world, a 10-year relationship can mean eternity in the average person’s world.

Celebrities such as Will Smith and Jada Pinkett or Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have two of the longest marriages in Hollywood. Others like Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell prefer to not be married, but have been together for almost three decades!

These relationships are those we strive to mirror. And they include some of our favorite actors and musicians. Take a look at the list below!


  • Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith 1 of 12
    Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
    Will and Jada have been married for 15 years. What's their secret? "Have great sex to have a great marriage," Jada told REDBOOK.
  • Jill Fink and Patrick Dempsey 2 of 12
    Jill Fink and Patrick Dempsey
    "You have to make time to spend together and to work through your issues," the heartthrob has said. "The more we grow and learn, the closer we get." They have been married for 12 years. (Anniversary: July 31, 1999)
  • Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon 3 of 12
    Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon
    Bacon said a couple of years ago, "I think you've gotta keep the fights clean and the sex dirty!" Bacon has been married to Sedgwick since September 4, 1988. They've lasted 23 years so far!
  • Kelly Ripa and Mark Conseulos 4 of 12
    Kelly Ripa and Mark Conseulos
    Kelly has a marriage motto that keeps them going strong: "Affection. I say, reach out and grab your husband's hand every once in a while... because a little bit of that gets you a little bit of a back rub, which gets a little bit of, 'You look pretty today.'" Kelly met Mark in 1995 and they eloped on May 1, 1996.
  • Iman and David Bowie 5 of 12
    Iman and David Bowie
    On April 24, 1992, Iman married British rock musician David Bowie. And they're truly friends: "I still fancy him, and he makes me laugh like no one else does," Iman has said. "He's such a curious person, always interested in new things, and I find that interesting too."
  • Barack and Michelle Obama 6 of 12
    Barack and Michelle Obama
    While the Obamas started dating in the summer of 1989, they were married on October 3, 1992. The First Lady has said their marriage is "not perfect," but they still make room for date nights and Barack has brought home flowers for his wife.
  • Paul and Linda McCartney 7 of 12
    Paul and Linda McCartney
    In 1969, McCartney married American photographer Linda Eastman, whom he described as the woman who gave him "the strength and courage to work again" after the break-up of The Beatles. The pair had met previously at a 1967 Georgie Fame concert at The Bag O'Nails club, during her UK assignment to take photographs of "Swinging Sixties" musicians in London. Paul and Linda were both vegetarian and supported the animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. They had four children Linda's daughter Heather (who was adopted by Paul), Mary, Stella and James and remained married until Linda's death from breast cancer in 1998.
  • Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell 8 of 12
    Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
    Hawn has maintained a relationship with actor Kurt Russell since 1983. They have been together for 29 years! Speaking on "The View,", Goldie said, "We're not gonna get married. I mean, we're happy. I still like the idea that I'm his girlfriend. And, in a way, the kids like it. We asked the kids about marriage early on and we said, ‘Shall we get married?'… and they said, ‘No, no!'"
  • Stedman Graham and Oprah Winfrey 9 of 12
    Stedman Graham and Oprah Winfrey
    Winfrey and her boyfriend Stedman Graham have been together since 1986. They were engaged to be married in November 1992, but the ceremony never took place.
  • Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson 10 of 12
    Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
    Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson met on the set of their movie, Volunteers, back in 1985, married in 1988 and have never looked back.
  • Ozzy Osborne and Sharon Osborne 11 of 12
    Ozzy Osborne and Sharon Osborne
    Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osborne married when Ozzy had moved under her management from her father's back in 1982 and have had one of the longest, most successful marriages in music history.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick 12 of 12
    Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
    On May 19, 1997, Sarah Jessica Parker married actor Matthew Broderick, to whom she was introduced by one of her brothers at the Naked Angels theater company, where they both performed.
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[Photos via Pacific Coast News/PR Photos/Twitter.]

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