10 Celebrity Couples That Keep The Spark In Their Marriages

Date January 5, 2018

In a modern world, marriages crash faster than cars. However, there are people who have mastered the art of staying married for long.

10 celebrity couples who have proven that star marriages still work

These stars have made headlines and led a successful career, but more than that, they've kept it together when it comes to their private life and have shown that being a celebrity is not an excuse for failing on the home front.

1. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

The royal couple is married for over seven decades. That's a very long time, but they've made it work. And decades later, they are truly growing old together.

For the royal couple, Queen Elizabeth ll and Prince Philip, a weekly dose of gifts of flowers and lovely pet names will keep you married for a very long time since it worked for them.

2. Bill and Melinda Gates

Successful billionaire has shown that he's not only witty when it comes to business, but he's also successful in marriage. Bill and his wife Melinda have been married for 23 years, and we are pretty sure it's not just his money that keeps them together.

For Bill and Melinda Gates, simple gestures speak large volumes “On special occasions, Bill will always buy me a present himself – a lovely sweater or a pair of pyjamas. Of course, it’s obvious when he’s been shopping because it’s not really his thing, so it doesn’t occur to him to hide the bag,” Melinda says.

3. Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton

We all love the amazing Australian actress, but even more interesting is that she's been married for over 20 years to screenwriter Andrew Upton.

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Their secret is that there's no secret at all. They share everything, including a joint email account just to keep things open and transparent. “It’s a way of synchronizing our lives. I can see what he’s up to,” Cate said.

4. Denzel and Pauletta Washington

Named sexist man alive in 1996, Denzel sure was the dream man for a lot of teenagers, but his wife Pauletta managed to capture his heart and has kept it for over two decades. The pair met on a movie set back in 1977 and got married in 1984. 33 years later, they are still together and waxing strong.

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For Denzel Washington, family comes first above everything as he lives by his simple but profound philosophy, "Acting is just a way of making a living, the family is life."

5. Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson

With quite a number of box office hits, Samuel L. Jackson has also experience success in marriage. The actor got married to actress LaTanya Richardson in 1980, and over three decades later, it seems they've found happily ever.

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6. Billy and Janice Crystal

Being known as one of the funniest men alive is great, but keeping his wife happy and in love for over 45 years is a huge accomplishment. The pair who have been married since 1970 have two children and grandchildren.

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7. Tom and Lois Bergeron

It truly does take two to tango, and it seems these two have found perfect rhythm. 'The Dancing With the Stars' hosts have been married for over three decades and have managed to keep their private life away from the public eye.

8. Ann-Margret and Roger Smith

Ann fell in love with Elvis Presley back in 1964 but ended getting hitched to the actor and current manager Roger Smith in 1967. Now, 50 years later, Ann sure made the right decision.

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9. Suzanne Somers and Alan Hamel

Suzanne sure doesn't need a third party to make her marriage successful. The couple has been married since 1977, and though it might not have been smooth sailing all the way, they've managed to weather the storms together.

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For Suzanne Somers and Alan Hamel, the secret of their over three decades of marriage is spending quality time together.

10. Mark Harmon and Pam Dawber

Last but definitely not the least is NCIS star Mark Harmon and his lovely wife Pam Dawber. There's little to no info about the couple on social media, but since they've been together for over three decades, it seems they are doing pretty great.

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Final word to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Experience is a great teacher, but nobody said it must be a personal experience. As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get ready to tie the knot, they can borrow something from the lives of these celebrities who have managed to make their marriages work.

Of course, there's really no hard and fast rule for making everything perfect. But one thing is for sure, dedication and commitment to one another make the journey memorable and worthwhile.

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