8 Famous Couples Who Prove Long-Term Celebrity Marriages Do Exist

Celebrity marriages tend to get a bad rap, and probably for good reason. If the couple makes it past the 48-hour mark without an annulment, the cynically-minded will consider that to be an achievement. But in fairness, when you consider all of the temptations that Hollywood has to offer and mix that with wealth, a sense of entitlement, and all of the emotional complexities that all humans possess whether they are famous or not, you have the recipe for a volatile relationship. And yet there are couples who have managed to weather all of the storms and remain together after all these years. Here are eight celebrity couples who prove being in the spotlight and maintaining a successful marriage is absolutely possible.

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Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem

Although Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem have been married for a little more than a dozen years, they prefer to keep their relationship relatively private. They met for the first time in 1992 while starring in Jamón Jamón, but it wasn’t until they worked together in the 2008 film Vicky Cristina Barcelona that love finally bloomed. They exchanged wedding vows two years later, and these days they are the parents of two: a son and a daughter.