Most Successful Celeb Marriages
By RAPHAEL CHESTANG
June 14, 2012
While bitter Hollywood divorces tend to grab headlines, there are still some celebrity couples who know how to stick together through thick and thin.
Robin Thicke and Paula Patton started out as high school sweethearts and wed in 2005. Even though they're both very busy in their respective fields, they still find ways to work together, as Paula has been featured in several of Robin's videos.
"It's hard, you know?" Paula says. "You have your ups and downs, but we just don't to be with anyone else."
With seven years under their belt, Robin and Paula are still lightweights compared to Hollywood and marriage veterans Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. They have weathered 24 years as husband and wife. Tom first met Rita on the set of Bosom Buddies in 1981 but didn't fall in love until they shot Volunteers years later.
Pauletta Washington gave up her acting career after beginning a family with husband Denzel Washington. The sacrifice was worth it, though. Two Oscar wins and 40-plus films later and they'll be celebrating their 29th anniversary on June 25.
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have famously never officially tied the knot, which might actually be the secret to their longevity.
"I don't want to be married," Goldie once told Oprah of her now-28-year union. "I think marriage can sometimes incarcerate you or engage you ... I love being in my cage. I love it but keep the door open."