Longest lasting marriage in hollywood

List of the Longest Hollywood Marriages ranked by their duration in years. Hollywood marriages are known to be notoriously short, but a few couples have remained happy together for decades. Some couples are both successful actors, while other couples have one spouse who is a mega-star while the other is unknown to the public.

Who tops our list of the longest Hollywood marriages? Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara top our list. They were been married for 61 years until Meara’s death in 2015. They had two children together, Amy and Ben Stiller. Stiller and Meara first gained attention as a successful comedy duo. Stiller went on to appear on successful television shows like “Seinfeld” and “The King of Queens” and Meara appeared on “Sex and the City.”

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have been married since 1988. They have two children together and Tom has two children from a previous marriage. Both spouses have successful acting and producing careers. Other actors who have had long Hollywood marriages include Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, John Travolta and Kelly Preston, and Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest.

Check out these famous celebrity successes, and don’t forget to check out famous interracial couples as well.

Photo: Everett Collection/

The 20 Longest-Running Marriages In Hollywood Have A Few Big Surprises

Any couple that’s been married for a significant amount of time will tell you a relationship is far from easy; it takes an enormous amount of trust, communication, and dedication to keep it going strong and for a long time.

Hollywood is tough place for married people. Whether it’s because of the unrelenting paparazzi or packed movie schedules, stars have a hard time sticking together… which makes these 20 celebrity couples all the more impressive!

1. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith: Actress Jada Pinkett and the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air himself, Will Smith, have been happily married for a whopping 20 years. They have two children together, Willow and Jaden, who have launched their own respective music and acting careers.

2. Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara: Comedy fans know Jerry Stiller from his many movie appearances and his role in Seinfeld. His wife of 61 years, Anne Meara, died in 2015; they had two kids together, including actor and director Ben Stiller.

3. Christopher and Georgianne Walken: Christopher and Georgianne Walken have been together since 1969. Christopher once expressed interest in playing a husband on screen, but he’s typically offered quirkier films, such as The Dead Zone and True Romance.

4. James Garner and Lois Clarke: This couple was wed in 1956 only 14 days after they first met. James Garner, who passed away in 2014, was famous for his roles in movies like The Great Escape. He once had this to say about married life: “Marriage is like the Army; everyone complains, but you’d be surprised at the large number of people who re-enlist.”

5. Bob and Ginny Newhart: Stand-up comedian Bob Newhart has been married to his wife Ginny for 55 happy years. They were wed in 1963, and they have four beautiful children together.

6. Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward: This famous Hollywood couple married in 1958. Paul Newman won an Academy Award for his role in The Color of Money. He was famously quoted as saying this about being loyal to his wife: “I have steak at home. Why would I want to go out for a hamburger?”

7. Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft: Celebrated actress Anne Bancroft will always be remembered for her iconic role as Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate, but also for her long and loving marriage to the equally successful comedy director Mel Brooks. The two were married for 41 years before her death in 2005.

8. Don and Barbara Rickles: The late Hollywood insult-comic Don Rickles may have had a sharp tongue and prickly persona when he was on stage, but he and his wife, Barbara, enjoyed 52 years of loving marriage.

9. Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy: This acting couple frequently starred alongside each other in films like To Dance With a White Dog and Foxfire. The pair was married from 1942 until Jessica Tandy’s death in 1994. They enjoyed over 50 years of happy marriage.

10. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson: It’s not surprising Hollywood good-guy Tom Hanks has been happily married for a long time. He and his wife, actress and producer Rita Wilson, have enjoyed 29 long years of matrimony and counting!

11. Jack Fisk and Sissy Spacek: Anyone who has seen the movie Carrie will always remember Sissy Spacek’s haunting role as the titular character. She and husband Jack Fisk, a film production designer and director, have been married since 1974. They have two daughters together.

12. Ron and Cheryl Howard: When acclaimed Hollywood director Ron Howard isn’t making award-winning films like Apollo 13 and A Beautiful Mind, he spends his time with his wife of 43 years, Cheryl, who’s also an actress.

13. Jeff Bridges and Susan Geston: Since 1977, Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges and his wife, Susan Geston, have been happily paired. In classic Jeff Bridges fashion, he said sticking with marriage is “true grit, man.”

14. Don Gummer and Meryl Streep: Three-time Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep is one of the most admired actresses in Hollywood, and she’s enjoyed a long, happy marriage with Don Gummer, a well-known American sculptor.

15. Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson: Hollywood heavy-hitter Samuel L. Jackson might play a hardened guy in his movies, but the truth is he’s got nothing but love for his wife of 30 years, LaTanya Richardson.

16. Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman: Many people would recognize this Hollywood mega-duo as the irresponsible parents in the kids’ film Matilda. While they famously split in 2017, they’d be together since 1982—a whopping 35 years!

17. Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne: Fans of heavy metal all know Ozzy Osbourne as the lead singer of the classic band Black Sabbath, but most don’t know he and his wife Sharon have shared 36 years of happy (and sometimes wild) years.

18. Chevy Chase and Jayni Luke: Comedy icon Chevy Chase is known for his laugh-out-loud performances in the National Lampoon movies and Saturday Night Live. He’s been married to author Jayni Luke for 36 years.

19. Bono and Ali Hewson: Bono, the lead singer of the ultra-famous rock band U2, is not only known around the world for his music, but his humanitarian work as well. He and his wife, Ali Hewson—a social activist herself—have shared 36 blissful years together.

20. Denzel and Pauletta Washington: It’d be tough to find a list of the greatest actors of all time that didn’t include Denzel Washington, known for his stellar performances in films like Training Day and Remember the Titans. He once said his greatest life project was his family; he’s been married to his wife Pauletta for 35 years.

This list just proves that long-lasting love is possible—even in an industry as chaotic and tempting as Hollywood. It should give the rest of us some hope!

Share these long-lasting Hollywood marriages with your friends below!