10 Celeb Marriages Still Going Strong
It seems like every month or so another celebrity marriage bites the dust. But many Hollywood couples have made it past the seven-year itch—some lasting more than 20 or 30 years! Here are a few Hollywood couples who seem to be going the distance...
- Denzel and Pauletta Washington (married since 1983)
- Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick (married since 1988)
- Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson (married since 1988)
- Steve Carrell and Nancy Walls (married since 1995)
- Faith Hill and Tim McGraw (married since 1996)
- Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith (married since 1996)
- Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick (married since 1997)
- David and Victoria Beckham (married since 1999)
- Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor (2000)
- Nick Offerman and Megan Mullaly (2003)
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Celebs on Love and Marriage
Best Celeb Love Quotes
Don't get divorced after your first argument! I have a lot of friends that have one fight and that's it, they get divorced.… You'll forget in three days what you were fighting about…. So just let it marinate a little bit… – Kelly Ripa
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable. – Bruce Lee
You get together and you're two individuals and you feel inspired by each other, you challenge each other, you complement each other, drive each other beautifully crazy…when you have history with somebody, you're friends in such a very real, deep way that there's such a comfort, and an ease, and a deep love that comes from having been through quite a lot together – Angelina Jolie Pitt
Number one is your family and everything else just kind of finds its place. – Tim McGraw
Don't talk badly about [your partner] the second they walk out the door; really preserve your relationship and be good to each other. Treat it like gold. – Giuliana Rancic
It's a humbling thing when you find someone to love, even better if you've been waiting your whole life. – George Clooney
The Obama Family
Good Marriages Take Work
Real marriages require real work, according to First Lady Michelle Obama: “If my ups and downs, our ups and downs in our marriage can help young couples sort of realize that good marriages take work. . . ." The image of a flawless relationship is “the last thing that we want to project. It’s unfair to the institution of marriage, and it’s unfair for young people who are trying to build something, to project this perfection that doesn’t exist.”
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Married with Children
Guiliana: Marriage Comes First, Child Second
Guiliana Rancic of E! News and Fashion Police has ignited a debate among mothers with her recent statement to US Weekly that, "A lot of people, when they have kids, they put the baby first, and the marriage second ... For us, I find, we put our marriage first and our child second, because the best thing we can do for him is have a strong marriage.” Some have interpreted her comments to mean that she would put her husband's immediate physical needs (food, shelter, safety, etc.) above her child's. However, Rancic may simply have been speaking to the fact that, statistically speaking, a healthy marriage is one of the best protections for kids and can result in enhanced emotional health, financial status and academic performance of children.
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“To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return.”
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Facing Infidelity in Your Marriage
In this video, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott talk about how infidelity can hurt a relationship and the process couples must go through to begin the healing process, such as taking ownership for the state of the relationship, seeking out a mentoring couple or counselor and allowing yourself to experience the emotions involved in the grieving process.