The length of time in celebrity marriages are often measured in days rather than in years, which is why seeing celebrity marriages that have lasted several decades are rare but refreshing. Here is a look at five celebrity couples and their long marriages.
Celebrity Marriage #1: Kirk Douglas and Anne Buydens – Fifty-Six years
Kirk Douglas, the gravelly voiced, dimple chinned actor and his German born philanthropist wife Anne Buydens recently celebrated their fifty-six wedding anniversary. With over fifty years of marriage under their belt, Kirk and Anne Douglas have one of the longest celebrity marriages. Kirk Douglas’s first marriage to Diana Dill, the mother of his first two sons (including actor Michael Douglas) lasted just eight years. Douglas met German born Anne Buydens in 1953 while filming “Act of Love” the couple was married in Las Vegas, May 29, 1954.
Celebrity Marriage #2: Danny DeVito and Rhea Pearlman – Twenty-Eight Years
In a world where beauty and decadence are the norm, diminutive comedian Danny Devito and his talented wife Rhea Pearlman defy many Hollywood stereotypes.Danny DeVito met aspiring actress Rhea Pearlman during the 1970’s while subletting an apartment in New York City from actor Michael Douglas. The couple clicked right away, and within two-weeks were living together. Danny DeVito and Rhea Pearlman married January 18, 1982.
Celebrity Marriage #3: Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson – Twenty-two Years
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are one of Hollywood’s most famous power couples. The two met on the set of Tom Hanks 1980’s comedy series Bosom Buddies. The famous couple married April 30, 1988.
Celebrity Marriage #4: Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan – Twenty-one Years
Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan are one of Hollywood’s most endearing love stories. Michael J Fox is best known for his starring roles on the popular sitcoms Family Ties and Spin City, and for his courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. The couple met on the set of Family Ties and married July 16, 1988.
Celebrity Marriage #5: John Travolta and Kelly Preston – Eighteen Years
John Travolta and Kelly Preston have recently made headlines with the recent news that they are expecting a baby. The couple who have survived many difficulties, including the recent heart wrenching death of their beloved son, Jett will celebrate their nineteenth wedding anniversary in September. They were married September 12, 1991.
Some of the other long lasting celebrity marriages include: Ron and Cheryl Howard who were married June 7, 1975; Denzel and Pauletta Washington who were married June 25, 1983; Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick who were married September 4, 1981 and Faith Hill and Tim McGraw who married October 6, 1996.