Against the odds, these celebrity couples have gone the distance (64 Photos)
Who says all celebrity couples are doomed to fail?
Actors Kyra Sedgwick and husband Kevin Bacon married in 1988 after meeting on the set of a PBS production. They have two kids.
Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick in 1987.
Actor Hugh Jackman married his wife Deborra-Lee Furness in 1996.
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness in 1997.
Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas began dating in 1995 when both were married, while they were filming “Two Much.” They married in spring of 1996; their daughter Stella was born in the fall of that year.
Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas in June 1995.
Robert Downey Jr. and film producer Susan Downey met in 2003 during the film of “Gothika.” The couple married in 2005 and welcomed a son in 2012. Robert credits his wife with helping him kick his drug addiction.
Susan Levin and Robert Downey Jr. in 2003.
Actress Nicole Kidman and country singer Keith Urban met in 2005 and were married a year later. They have two daughters, Sunday and Faith.
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban in 2007.
Actress Jessica Alba, 31, and Cash Warren began dating while filming “The Fantastic Four” in 2004. The couple wed in 2008 and are parents to two daughters, Honor and Haven.
Jessica Alba and Cash Warren in 2005.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith met on the set of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” in 1990 but didn’t begin dating until 1995. They were married two years later.
Jada Pinkett and Will Smith in 1995.
Actors Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have been together since 1983.
Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn in 1983.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie met while filming 2005’s “Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” while Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston. They began seeing each other after Pitt’s divorce from Aniston was finalized, though neither confirmed the relationship until Jolie announced she was pregnant with the couple’s child in 2006. They have six kids together and are engaged.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in January 2007.
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy have been married since 1997.
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy in 1996.
Country music superstars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw were married in 1996 and have three daughters.
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, a month before their wedding in 1996.
Tom Hanks and actress Rita Wilson were married in 1988 after feeling sparks fly on the set of 1985’s “Volunteers.” They have two sons (Hanks also has two kids from his previous marriage).
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson in 1985.
With Sting and his wife Trudie Styler, it was a ‘complicated’ start. He was married in 1982 when the couple began seeing each other, then Trudie got pregnant. Sting divorced his first wife, and the couple lived together for years before marrying in 1992. They have four kids.
Sting and Trudie Styler in 1982.
U2 frontman Bono and his activist/Edun co-founder wife Alison Hewson were married in 1982 and have four kids together.
Bono and Ali Hewson in 1989.
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka began dating in 2004. In 2010, they welcomed twins, a boy and a girl. The following year, after the passage of the Marriage Equality Act in New York, the couple announced their engagement.
David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris in 2007 at “The Rocky Horror Tribute Show” on Broadway.
Musician David Bowie married supermodel/cosmetics mogul Iman in 1992. They have a daughter.
Iman and David Bowie in 1990.
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart began dating in 2002 after meeting at the Golden Globe Awards. They married in 2010 and are parents to Flockhart’s adopted son. Ford has four grown children from previous marriages.
Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford in 2002.
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and actress Portia de Rossi began dating in 2004 and wed in 2008.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi in 2004.
Actor Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower were married in 1997. They split in 1999 but never divorced, and in 2004, the couple renewed their vows. They are parents to two children (De Niro has four other child from previous releationships).
Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower at the premiere of “Ronin” in 1998.
Colin Firth married Italian film producer/director Livia Giuggioli in 1997. They have two sons together. Firth also has a son from a previous relationship with actress Meg Tilly.
Colin Firth and Livia Giuggioli at the premiere of “Shakespeare in Love” in 1998.
Actress Cate Blanchett and her husband, playwright and screenwriter Andrew Upton, met in 1996 and were married the following year. They have three children.
Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton at the 1998 premiere of “Elizabeth.”
Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne made it legal in 1982. As anyone who has watched MTV’s “The Osbournes” knows, they have three kids, Kelly, Jack and the little-seen Aimee.
Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne in 1982.
Elton John and filmmaker David Furnish started dating in 1993 and, in 1995, entered into a civil partnership. They now have two sons, Zachary and Elijah.
Here are Elton John and David Furnish in 1996.
Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles have been married since 2008 but met in 2002. They welcomed daughter Blue Ivy in 2012.
Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles in 2002.
Professional soccer player David Beckham and Victoria Beckham caused a huge British media stir when they began dating in 1997. They were married in 1999 and are now parents to four kids.
David Beckham and Victoria Adams, aka Posh and Becks, pose for photographers after the announcement of their engagement on January 25, 1998, in Chester, United Kingdom.
Dustin Hoffman and wife Lisa Gottsegen were married in 1980. They’ve had four children together.
Lisa Hoffman and Dustin Hoffman in 1981.
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale met while her band No Doubt was opening for his band Bush in 1995. The couple married in 2002 and went on to have two sons, Kingston and Zuma. Here they are performing at the 2012 KROQ Acoustic Xmas show.
Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani at the KROQ Acoustic Xmas show in 1997.
Actors Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner sneak a kiss at the premiere of “Argo” in 2012. The couple met while filming “Daredevil” in 2003, while he was dating Jennifer Lopez and she was married to her former “Felicity” costar Scott Foley. They started dating in 2004 and were married the next year. They have three kids, Violet, Seraphina and Samuel.
Actors Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck sit at Game 2 of the World Series between the Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park in 2004.
Actor Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan met while filming the ’80s sitcom “Family Ties.” They married in 1988.
Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan in 1986.
Julianne Moore and Bart Freundlich began seeing each other while he was directing her in the film “The Myth of Fingerprints” in 1996. They had two children together before marrying in 2003.
Bart Freundlich and Julianne Moore in 1997.
Notorious bachelor Warren Beatty settled down with Annette Bening, his “Bugsy” co-star, in 1992. The couple have four kids together.
Warren Beatty and Annette Bening at the “Bugsy” premiere in 1991.
Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker married in 1997 after being introduced by one of her brothers. They have three kids, son James Wilkie and daughters Marion and Tabitha.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick in 1993.