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Long-Lasting Celebrity Relationships

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Sophia Loren first met husband Carlo Ponti in 1950 when she was 15 and he was 37. They were first married in 1957 though Ponti was still legally married to his first wife Guiliana under his native Italian law. In 1965; after having his first marriage annulled for bigamy, Loren and Ponti legally married and remained married until his death in 2007. They have two children together. Loren has stated that she will never be with anyone else romantically.

Carlo: “I have done everything for love of Sophia. I have always believed in her.”

Average listal rating (1668 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
Alan Rickman first met Rima Horton in 1965 at the age of 19. The two have been together ever since and have shared a home since 1977.

Alan: "I think every relationship should be allowed to have its own rules. She's tolerant. She's incredibly tolerant. Unbelievably tolerant. Possibly a candidate for sainthood."

Average listal rating (51 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
Susan Lucci has been married to Austrian businessman Helmut Huber since 1969. Together they share two children and three grandchildren.

Average listal rating (218 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 0
Bono first began dating Alison Hewson in 1975 when he was 15 and she was 14. Alison took care of Bono after his mother's death; often cleaning his clothes and cooking for him. After dating for 7 years the two married in 1982. The song "The Sweetest Thing" was given to Ali by Bono after he forgot her birthday, she appears in the video. They have 4 children together.

Bono: "I fell in love with Ali the first time I saw her. Absolutely. And the last time."

Patrick first met wife Lisa Niemi in 1970 when the then-15 year old Lisa was taking dance classes from 18 year old Patrick's mother. They began to date and eventually married on the 12th of June 1975. "She's Like the Wind" Swayze's hit song was inspired by Lisa. During Patrick's treatments for cancer Lisa, a licensed pilot, would fly her husband from their isolated home for chemo. He died in 2009.

Patrick: "I suppose it's about keeping love alive, learning how to fall in love over and over again, not taking each other for granted, forgiveness, trust. Whatever it is, it works for us."

Ron Howard first began dating Cheryl Alley when the two attended high-school together. On June 7th 1975 the lovebirds tied the knot. They are the parents of rising actress Bryce Dallas Howard; they also share three other children. They have two grandchildren.

Ron [On Cheryl's appearances in his movies]:"She's in everything, going back to my Super-8 days. She's a good-luck charm. For me, it became something I was very superstitious about."

Average listal rating (45 ratings) 2.7 IMDB Rating 0
Dr. Phil's first marriage might not have ended too well but his second to Robin Jo Jameson has stood the test of time. Phil first began dating Robin during the process of getting his first marriage annulled in 1973. They married three years later and have two sons.

Average listal rating (678 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0
Jeff Bridges met wife Susan Geston while filming the comedy western movie "Rancho Deluxe". Susan was a maid on the ranch where the movie was filmed and the two married in 1977. They have three daughters and one granddaughter.

Jeff: "What I didn't count on with this whole marriage thing was that the passion, the sparks -- it gets better! I was thinking it was going to go the other way, but it gets cooler and hotter all at the same time. I think one of the things about staying married is just not getting a divorce. To go through some of those difficult times and stay together, you've got to expand your concept of love. If you've been married a long time, you're going to get tested."

Average listal rating (41 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0
Three was the lucky number for Dick Clark, after two failed marriages Dick met the love of his life Kari Wigton. The two began living together in 1970 and in 1971 Kari became Dick's executive producer. They married in 1977 and remained together until 2012 when Dick died.

Dick [On working with Kari]: "I don't recommend it to everybody, because husbands and wives are not always that compatible. And everybody is not like Kari. She is well-organized, very adaptable, even-tempered, cheerful."

Average listal rating (155 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
Peter Falk's marriage to Shera Danese came only a year after his divorce from his first wife Catherine. Peter and Shera were meant to be though and from December 7th 1977 until his death on the 23rd of June 2011 the two remained wed.

Tidbit Fact: Shera has appeared as either a victim or murderer on Columbo more times than anyone in the history of the show. Falk of course was the star of the show.

Peter: "When it comes to wife stories I'd have to be honest and tell him the truth -- Lieutenant, your stories about your wife don't hold a candle to my stories about my wife."

Average listal rating (453 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 0
Mark Hamill married his dental hygienist! Hamill married Marilou York on the 17th of December 1978. Together they have three children, their oldest son Nathan played one of the Royal Guards of Naboo in The Phantom Menace.

Mark:I've been married to a dental hygienist for years and if you think I haven't heard "Use the Floss" you'd be mistaken.

Average listal rating (23 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 0
Donny Osmond first met his future wife Debbie Glenn at a concert were awkwardly enough she was his brother Jay's date. The two married on the 8th of May 1978 when Osmond was 20 years and Debbie only 19. They have five sons together. They have 4 grandchildren with another on the way.

Average listal rating (1685 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
After a brief courtship Streep married sculptor Don Gummer on the 30th of September 1978. They met via her brother Harry whom Don had been longtime friends with. They have four children together.

Meryl [Accepting an Academy Award in 2012]: "First I'm going to thank Don, because when you thank your husband at the end of the speech, they play him out with the music and I want him to know that everything I value most in our lives, you've given me."

Samuel L. Jackson first met LaTanya Richardson when they both attending separate college in and around 1972. The couple married in 1980 and have one daughter Zoe.

Ricky Gervais has been dating Jane Fallon since 1982. They met while both were studying at the University of London and have chosen not to get married because of religious belief...... or lack thereof. They have been living together since 1984.

Ricky: "I haven't turned up on a white horse. Our romantic moments are mucking around together."

Average listal rating (391 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 0
Andy Garcia married his long-time girlfriend Maria Victoria Lorido in 1982. The two met in 1975 while he was studying at Florida International University, he proposed marriage on the spot. They have four children together.

Average listal rating (149 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 0
Who best to stand next to you on your wedding day than your lead guitarist? Pat Benatar married Neil Giraldo in 1982. They have 2 daughters together and continue to play live acts.

Pat: "We stay out of Hollywood as much as we can. We met right before anything happened; we started out as regular people. We have a lot of respect for each other and we love each other. It's kind of an incestuous relationship — there isn't any part of our lives that isn't intertwined — so even when there's a conflict, you just have to resolve it. I feel about him now the way I felt about him the very first moment I saw him, and I am so grateful for that. We're nuts about each other."

Ozzy Osbourne first met Sharon Arden when she was 18 years old, it would take almost 9 years for their relationship to bloom into anything romantic and during that time Ozzy was married to another women. In 1979 after Ozzy was sacked from Black Sabbath; Sharon took over his management as a solo artist and their relationship turned romantic. They married three years later on July 4th 1982. They have three children together.

Sharon: "He slept in a chair by the side of my bed for 18 months. He was scared that if he closed his eyes for a moment, I would be dead when he opened them. He would carry me to the bathroom when I wet myself because of the medication, then shower me and put me back to bed. When my hair was falling out he would pick it out of my food: there was no disgust there, because he loves me unconditionally, just as I do him."

First times the charm, Denzel met his wife Pauletta Pearson on the set of his first ever screen work; the television movie "Wilma" in 1977. Marrying in 1983, the couple have four children together.

Pauletta: "I thought he was cute, but I fell in love with his spirit, and then I thought, 'Hmm, not a bad package.'"

Average listal rating (702 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0
Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. If you don't know about this couple, which rock have you been hiding under? Kurt and Goldie have been going strong since 1983 and have one son together though Goldie's two children from a previous marriage; Oliver and Kate Hudson, both consider Kurt their real father. Via Oliver and Kate the pair have four grandchildren. The couple have no plans to marry.

Goldie: "We're in love. I wake up every morning. I love being with him. He brings me coffee. I give him a kiss. It's 'good morning.' We love each other. We fight the way people are supposed to fight. We love our lives together."

Peter Gallagher met his wife Paula Harwood the first week of his Freshmen year at Tufts University but the couple didn't begin dating until 1980. In 1983 they married and now share two children.

Harwood recalls the moment she met her husband, Gallagher had been running up a stairwell which she, also a freshman, was walking down: “We did a double take, we stopped. We said hello.”

Average listal rating (713 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
Ed and Amy Madigan first met in 1981 when they performed Edwin Alan Baker together. While filming the movie "Places in Hearts" in 1983 the couple tied the knot. They have a daughter. The pair have starred together in seven movies.

Keith Richards met model Patti Hansen in 1979 when Jerry Hall; then girlfriend to band mate Mick Jagger invited her to Keith's birthday party. Keith remembers vividly how for a year before they met, every night people would tell him how he needed to meet Patti to which he always questioned "Why?" Keith and Patti married in 1983 on Keith's fortieth birthday (undoubtedly to ensure that he never forgot their anniversary). They have two daughters together.

Keith: "Incredibly I've found a woman. A miracle! She is the most beautiful specimen in the WORLD. ... It certainly helps but it's her mind, her joy of life, and she thinks this battered junkie is the guy she loves."

Average listal rating (92 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 0
It took 28 years and two children for Gene and long-time girlfriend Shannon Tweed to make it down the aisle. The couple wed on October 1st 2011. They have lived together since 1983. Gene had often joked that the two had been "happily unmarried".

Gene: "It is time for me to grow up. I'm 62. I've been doing a lot of wacky stuff for an awfully long time…and there's nobody I've ever said I love you to. I even find it difficult to say 'I love you' to my mother. But I love Shannon with all my heart and all my soul, and always will."

Oprah has been with Stedman Graham since 1986! The two were engaged briefly in 1992 but chose instead to enter a "Spiritual Union".

Oprah: “I don’t know of another man on this planet who could have lived this life with such dignity, such grace and such respect and humility in it and still hold his own and be his own.”

Helen Mirren always swore she'd never marry but that all changed in 1997 when she married Taylor Hackford. Helen and Taylor first met in 1984 when he directed her in "White Nights" but it wasn't until 1986 that their relationship turned romantic.

Helen: “I still sort of don’t believe in marriage, but that’s not to say I’m not incredibly happy to be married. And the one thing I thought I’d hate which was ‘my husband,’ I say all the time. I can’t wait for an opportunity to say it…you know: ‘My husband is over there at the moment.’ I absolutely love it.”

Average listal rating (98 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0
Known for playing the role of the long-suffering husband in both "Married with Children" and "Modern Family", Ed O'Neill's real life marriage is thankfully much happier. He has been married to Catherine Rusoff since 1986 and they have two daughters together.

Funny people make funny couples right? Julia Louis-Dreyfus married Brad Hall in 1987 after dating since around 1981 when they were both students at Northwestern Illinois University. They have two children together.

Julia: "I found the right guy."

Average listal rating (433 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 0
Who said 13 was a unlucky number? Bill Paxton met his wife Louise Newbury on a London #13 bus. The couple has been married since 1987 and have two children together.

It was at the tender age of 15 that Ralph was introduced to his future wife 14 year old Phyllis Fierro at a party hosted by his grandmother. They dated for 11 years before tying the knot in 1987. They have two children together.

Phyllis: "The first time I saw these big, dark brown eyes, I felt a natural bond."

Average listal rating (338 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 0
Matthew Fox first met his wife Margherita Ronchi while they both attended Columbia University in 1987. Margherita, who is Italian, was 19 and didn't speak very good English. They began dating the next year and in 1991 soon after graduating the couple married.

Meeting while they toured in a production of "The Importance of Being Earnest", Rush fondly recalls proposing to his new bride Jane Menelaus night after night in the beautiful language of Oscar Wilde. Since their marriage in 1988 the couple have produced two children.

Geoffrey: "She's committed to the stability of our lives, and keeping the kids having as normal a childhood as possible. We work meticulously at that."

Average listal rating (23 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 0
Ready for Take-Off? Diane Sawyer met husband Mike Nichols in a Paris airport waiting room in 1986, since he was on her wish list for possible "60 minute" profiles she asked him out for lunch. They married in 1998 and find it difficult to spend a single day apart.

Diane: "He's generous and adventurous and a little wild and utterly kind. It's that combination of something you're completely sure of and something dangerous and interesting. And he's also the funniest man on the face of the earth."

Horror-movie legend Robert Englund met his match with make-up artist and prop designer Nancy Booth while in his first directorial role for the movie 976-Evil. Englund's wife of two years Roxanne Rogers, had a bit-part in the movie they divorced in 1988 and Englund married Booth the same year. Robert has stated that Nancy is the love of his life.

Robert: "Nancy became my oasis in a sea on insanity"

John and Martina McBride met when John rented out a studio to his future wife while she was in the process of forming a band. The band fell apart but John and Martina married in 1988, they have 3 daughters.

Martina: “Well first of all I got lucky and chose well and we just have a lot of respect for each other and we are really good friends, and I think that that’s really important. We’ve grown together instead of apart. So it’s all worked out. He’s a great partner and I try to be a good partner back."

Tracy Pollan played Ellen Reed the girlfriend of Alex P. Keaton on Family Ties, she went on to marry Alex's actor Michael in 1988. In 1991 Michael was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. They have four children together.

Michael: "I feel really lucky and smart. I look at Tracy sometimes and I have two feelings. One is that she becomes more beautiful every second; and more important, I look at her and say to myself, Damn, you're smart. Boy, did you make the right choice."

Average listal rating (767 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
Who doesn't love Kevin Bacon? Kyra Sedgwick most certainly does as demonstrated by their 24 years of marriage. The couple, who married in 1988, have two children and have promised each other that while one works on a filming project the other parent will remain at home.

Kyra: "When he walks into a room...my heart gets a little fluttery and I think, 'Oh! He's so cute. He's so hot,'"

José met his future wife Matilde Farla when they were both teenagers. Tami is originally from Angola while José is a native of Portugal where the couple first met. The couple married in 1989 and have two children.

Average listal rating (214 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 0
Blue Jeans and Leather Jackets with a Cabbie as their only witness. Thats how Jon married his high-school sweetheart Dorothea Hurley in 1989. Bon Jovi was on tour to Las Vegas at the time and the couple snuck away from the band to get hitched. The couple now has four kids together and Jon admits that his wife still rocks his world.

Jon: “She’s been there for me for the ups and the downs. She was there for me before there was an up, she’s the muse for all the syrupy ballads I write.”

When Reba hired Narvel Blackstock as her steel guitarist I'm sure that love wasn't on her mind. In 1987 both of them were going through divorces and found comfort in one another's friendship; soon after their relationship turned romantic. In 1989 on a boat on Lake Tahoe the couple exchanged their vows and Reba bore a son the next year. Narvel is currently Reba's manager.

Reba: "We highly respect each other, we like each other. We love each other but that respect has to be there. I respect his judgment and he respects mine. We respect each other. I think that is one of the strongest things in a relationship. You have to have respect for each other."

Average listal rating (294 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
Though Phoebe Cates didn't win the role of Chloe in "The Big Chill" she went home with an even bigger prize; Kevin Kline. When they first began dating in 1984 Kline remembers worrying that Cates was 'too happy' for him and that because of that they'd never have anything to talk about. It didn't seem to be a problem as the couple married in 1989 and went on to have two children.

Cyndi met her husband of over 20 years on the set of the movie "Off and Running", the shy David Thornton immediately caught Cyndi's attention and she admit that at first she resorted to some playground tactics such as writing a note telling him that he 'was a wimp for not doing as many push-ups as her". Soon after their relationship began David started talking about marriage and though initially frightened by the idea Cyndi soon agreed and the couple married in November of 1991. Little Richard performed their marriage and one of the first words uttered was when he tripped climbing on to the podium and the room burst into laughter, he then proceeded to tell everyone to shut up. The couple have a son together.

When Bruce first met Patti Scialfa in early 1980's while she was performing at the Stone Pony in New Jersey he commented that he liked her voice and quickly introduced himself to her. Touring in 1984 it seemed as though the couple were destined to be together but in 1985 Bruce married another women. In 1988 he separated privately from his wife and hastily began a relationship with Patti. In 1991, two years after his divorce was finalized; Bruce and Patti married. The couple have three children together.

Average listal rating (1095 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
Hugh Laurie married Jo Green in 1989 and they share three children together. Stephen Fry; Laurie's co-comic and best-friend is Godfather to all of Laurie's children and at one point baby Charlie [Hugh and Jo's oldest son] had a cameo on "A Bit of Fry & Laurie" as baby William. In the bit Laurie and Fry interrogated Charlie about 'where the stuff was' and repeatedly called him a 'scumbag'.

Average listal rating (222 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 0
Harold Ramis married his second wife Erica Mann in 1989. Erica is Ramis's former assistant and has helped him raise his daughter from his first marriage; Violet. The couple have two sons as well. He passed away in 2014 after a long fight with illness.
Average listal rating (7 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
Some guys get all the luck! Ric Ocasek was 35 and married when he met 19 year old model Paulina Pořízková when she filmed the music video to The Cars' song "Drive" in 1984. He divorced his wife soon after and in 1989; five years after they met, Ric and Paulina married. They have four children together and Paulina admits that she still finds Ric better-looking than George Clooney.

Paulina: "My life has not been terribly easy, but this is the one easy thing that I got. My big, big present from fate or God was meeting my husband at a fairly early age, 19, so that I didn't have to do a lot of frog-kissing".

Average listal rating (54 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 0
Guess Crocodile and Sue really were meant for each other. Paul Hogan married his co-star Linda Kozlowski in 1990; they met and began dating while filming the first Crocodile Dundee and both appeared in the subsequent sequels. They have one son together.

Paul: "She's always been too good for me and now it's even worse. She is absolutely gorgeous. She knocks my socks off - she really does. But the only problem is, with her looking like that, no-one is asking me about my gorgeous figure!"

The youngest Baldwin brother met his soul-mate on the Manhattan subway in 1987, he knew instantly that Kennya Deodato; a Brazilian graphic designer, would become his wife and bare his children. When Stephen began taking drugs and drinking heavily Kennya gave him an ultimatum "her or them", Stephen entered a 12-step program and has been sober ever since. The couple have two daughters.

Stephen has been married to his wife Evelyn McGee since 1990 and they share three children who currently don't watch his show "The Colbert Report" because Stephen feels that children generally don't understand irony or sarcasm and thus he doesn't want his children to perceive him as insincere.

Average listal rating (364 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
Simon Baker met his future wife Rebecca Rigg on a blind date in 1991. The two hit it off and Rigg gave birth to their daughter in 1993; they married in 1998 and have had two sons since.

Simon: "We were set up, actually, but I only learned it after the fact...Now we're married with three kids, so no complaints here!"

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