Meryl and her husband Don Gummer have been married since 1978. The couple have four kids together, including one son and three daughters.
When Meryl won the Oscar for Best Actress for The Iron Lady, she said, "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."
Denzel and Pauletta met in 1977 while they were both starring in the TV show Wilma. They got married in 1983. According to Denzel, their relationship is not going anywhere as long as they work on it.
“I don’t know if it’s show business that has a monopoly on divorce, it’s just that you hear about it,” explains Denzel. “I just think that you have to work at it. Not give up on each other. It’s a commitment. It’s not all the honeymoon, it doesn’t last forever, so you work at it. And hopefully you’re good friends first, that might help!”
"A lasting relationship isn’t about marriage. It’s about compatibility and communication. And you both need to want it to work," Hawn explains. "If one person does not want it to work, it isn’t going to work. Intention is the key. It’s also about not losing yourself in each other. Being together, two pillars holding up the house and the roof, and being different, not having to agree on everything, learning how to deal with not agreeing. Everything’s a choice."
While they still aren’t married, Winfrey and Graham got together in 1986. A few years after they started dating, Graham proposed. Winfrey never wanted to get married so Winfrey and Graham agreed to postpone the idea of marriage and then neither one of them ever mentioned it again. "What I realized is, I don't want to be married, because I could not have the life that I created for myself. I couldn't do it."
These two have been together for more than 28 years, but they both admit that they may have never been under other circumstances. In an interview with60 Minutes Hanks said, “I told her long ago, if you and I were at the same high school I wouldn't have had the courage to speak to you.”
He said that she is too vivacious, too beautiful, too popular, too upbeat and too positive. Rita admitted that she also would not have given Tom the time of day when they were young.
Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan have been together for more than 27 years. Their secret? “Giving each other the benefit of the doubt,” Pollan explained at Michael’s Annual Foundation Event: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson’s.
“There are so many times when you have arguments, when you have things come up, and it really doesn’t have anything to do with what he did, or said – it’s how I am projecting that onto myself.”
According to this Hollywood couple, the death of their son Jett in 2009 actually brought the couple together and made them stronger. The birth of their son Ben just two years after the tragedy helped the couple come together as well.
“Certainly, having little Ben has been a beautiful kind of glue for us to re-bond after tremendous loss,” said Travolta.
These two have been married since 1997 and Will admits that the key to a healthy long-term marriage is to never give up. “We've been married 20 years and we've been asking ourselves [what’s the secret to marriage] and really at the end of the day it’s just not quitting. You can’t expect it to be easy, it’s like our marriage was the most difficult, grueling, excruciating thing that we have ever taken on in our lives. And you know we’re just not quitters.”
David and Victoria believe that you have to talk it out in order to have a healthy marriage. “Whenever we’ve come up against tough times, we know each other better than anybody knows us, so we talk. Do we stay together because it’s a brand? Of course not. We stay together because we love each other. We stay together because we have four amazing children. Of course we go through tough times. When we go through tough times we work through it as a unit, as a family.”
Sting And Trudie have been together for more than three decades and they love to keep things sexy. “When we see each other, it’s romance. I don’t think pedestrian sex is very interesting. There’s a playfulness we have; I like the theatre of sex. I like to look good. I like her to dress up. I like to dress her up.”