33 Of Hollywood's Most Successful Marriages

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We have conducted a thorough search to find out the success rates of celebrity marriages. We excluded politicians, political pundits and those who spin the news. We were only interested in the success rates of famous celebrities, particularly those who live and reside in or near Hollywood or New York City.

So, here is our list of successful celebrity marriages, along with the dates these couples wed and how long they have been living in marital bliss:

  1. Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller — September 14, 1954 (58 years)
  2. James Garner and Lois Clarke — August 17, 1956 (56 years)
  3. Alan and Arlene Alda — March 15, 1957 (55 years)
  4. Paula Prentiss and Richard Benjamin — October 26, 1961 (51 years)
  5. Bill and Camille Cosby — January 25, 1964 (48 years)
  6. Ron and Cheryl Howard- June 7, 1975 (37 years)
  7. Suzanne Somers and Alan Hamel — November 7, 1977 (34 years)
  8. Meryl Streep and Don Gummer — September 30, 1978 (33 years)
  9. Phil Donahue and Marlo Thomas — May 21, 1980 (32 years)
  10. Samuel and Latanya Jackson — August 3, 1980 (32 years)
  11. Dustin and Lisa Hoffman — October 12, 1980 (32 years)
  12. Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne — July 4, 1982 (30 years)
  13. Denzel and Pauletta Washington — June 25, 1983 (29 years)
  14. Dan Aykroyd and Donna Dixon — April 29, 1983 (29 years)
  15. Jamie Lee Curtis & Christopher Guest — December 18, 1984 (27 years)
  16. D.L. and LaDonna Hughley — February 22, 1986 (26 years)
  17. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson — April 30, 1988 (24 years)
  18. Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick — September 4, 1988 (24 years)
  19. Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan — July 16, 1988 (24 years)
  20. Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates — March 5, 1989 (23 years)
  21. John Travolta and Kelly Preston- September 12, 1991 (21 years)
  22. Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw — October 12, 1991 (21 years)
  23. Bruce and Kris Jenner — April 21, 1991 (21 years)
  24. Clint Black and Lisa Hartman — October 20, 1991 (21 years)
  25. Warren Beatty and Annette Bening — March 12, 1992 (20 years)
  26. Sting and Trudie Styler — August 20, 1992 (20 years)
  27. Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis — October, 1993 (19 years)
  28. David E. Kelley and Michelle Pfeiffer — November 13, 1993 (18 years)
  29. Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa — May 1, 1996 (16 years)
  30. Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith — May 14, 1996 (16 years)
  31. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill — October 6, 1996 (16 years)
  32. Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker — May 19, 1997 (15 years)
  33. William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman — September 6, 1997 (15 years)

We are pleased to report that successful marriage is alive and well in Hollywood and New York City and amongst other well-known celebrities across the American continent. You may wonder how some celebrity marriages have lasted so long. Our 30 years of research on successful marriages has led us to believe that the answer is actually crystal clear. Keep reading ...

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