First comes love, then comes marriage—but maybe not in Tinseltown. Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal weren't the only celebrities who preferred free love to marriage. these Hollywood soulmates are as well-known for their unconventional approaches to long-term relationship as they are for their careers. We give them a standing ovation for their unique commitments to making it work...so just why are we still calling it common law?
Oprah Winfrey & Stedman Graham - The 55-year-old media maven and her author-businessman beau, 58, have been together since 1986. They called off their 1992 wedding in favor of a spiritual ceremony. Despite the rumors of her romance with best friend Gayle King in recent years, Oprah's regular mentions of Stedman on the show make it clear that he's still her man.
Johnny Depp & Vanessa Paradis - These two met in 1998 while filming The Ninth Gate, following Johnny's breakup with Kate Moss. The un-Mrs. Depp is a French singer-actress and mother of Johnny's two children, Lily-Rose, 10, and Jack, 7. Johnny, 46, has stated that marrying Vanessa, 36, would mess up her beautiful last name. After they bought a vineyard together outside San Tropez, Johnny changed his "Winona Forever" tattoo to "Wino Forever."
Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie - Okay, we too are still divided between Team Jen and Team Angie, but the fact is, Brangelina have had a life together since 2005. Shiloh and Knox & Vivienne are their offspring so beautiful that even Charles Darwin is stunned; and Brad has adopted Maddox, Zahara and Pax (although he had to wait to adopt Pax until they returned with him from Vietnam where he was born, because Vietnam wouldn't allow an unmarried couple to adopt...probably not the worst policy in the world). All their babes now go by the surname Jolie-Pitt, so, sorry gang, these two are glued like Elmer's, at least for awhile longer.
Tim Robbins & Susan Sarandon - The Oscar-winning actress has been with her 6-foot-5 film maestro Tim Robbins since 1988. They are bound not just by their two sons, Jack, 20, and Miles, 17; but also by their shared political causes, Catholic upbringings and love for sports. They live in New York City.
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