10+ Celebrity Couples Who Have Been Together For Over 20 Years

Even under the most ideal circumstances, relationships can be stressful and difficult. But when you're a public figure whose every move is constantly being scrutinized, they become that much more difficult.

However, just because something is improbable by no means is it impossible. Have a look and check out these 10+ celebrity couples who have been together for over 20 years — defying odds and expectations.

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness

Hugh and his gorgeous wife Deborra-Lee have been married for 25 wonderfully happy years.

The X-Men alum posted a series of throwback wedding photos to commemorate the couples' nuptials. Hugh wrote, "I’m forever grateful to share our love, our life - and, our family together."

David Furnish and Elton John

Elton and David met at a dinner party back in 1993. The pair instantly hit it off and fell in love quite quickly after that.

They've been together ever since and share two children (via surrogacy) with one another.

Samuel L. Jackson and wife LaTanya Jackson

Sam and LaTanya were both students attending Morehouse College in Atlanta. At the time, The Avengers' own Nick Fury was studying marine biology.

They met during a chance encounter at the college's theater club and married 10 years later in 1980.

Meryl Streep and Don Gummer

Don and Meryl first met back in 1978. Meryl's husband, John Cazale, had just passed away from lung cancer and Don had opted to lend Meryl his apartment during her grieving process.

6 months later, they were wed.

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas

Michael arranged to have a drink with Catherine after being wowed by her performance in The Mask of Zorro.

The first words out of his mouth, according to an audio message Michael made on Instagram were "I'm going to be the father of your children."

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick

If it weren't for Sarah's brothers, she and Matthew might never have met in the first place. Back in 1991, Matthew started working with the Naked Angels Theater Company, founded by two of Sarah's brothers.

Sarah would often attend rehearsals and within a year the couple was dating.

RuPaul and Georges LeBar

Ru admits that when he first met his future husband Georges LeBar on the dancefloor back in the early '90s, the couple caused quite a scene.

Standing at 6'4" and 6'7" respectfully, Ru and Georges were hard to miss and spent all night tearing it up.

Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham

Stedman had been on Oprah's radar for a while but was always unavailable. In 1986, the couple reunited at the home of a mutual friend who'd fallen ill.

As they were leaving, Oprah asked Stedman if he was interested in grabbing a beer

Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan

Michael and Tracy were first introduced on the set of the groundbreaking sitcom Family Ties. Back then, they were both seeing other people.

They've been married now for over 30 years and have four grown-up children.

Pauletta Washington and Denzel Washington

Denzel was asked while walking the red carpet what he believed to be the secret to a happy and healthy marriage.

The Fences star smiled, looked left to his wife, and answered "I've got a good woman."

John Travolta and Kelly Preston

When John first met Kelly in 1989, she was still seeing Kevin Gage. Shortly after that relationship ended, Kelly and John began dating one another.

Sadly, Kelly lost her life in July of 2020 after a 2 year battle with breast cancer. She and John were married for 28 years.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

Tom and Rita first met early on in their careers while Tom was still starring in the '80s sitcom Bossom Buddies.

They rekindled their spark while filming Volunteers and in 1988 the happy couple was wed.

Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick

Kyra Sedgwick first met Kevin bacon when she was only 12-years-old (Kevin was 19 at the time).

They started dating when Kyra turned 21, were married by the time she was 23, and have been making beautiful music together since.

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn

Is there a more noteworthy couple than Kurt and Goldie in all of Hollywood? The answer is no — there is not.

These two lovebirds have been happily unwed for nearly 40 years. They're what all couples should aspire to be.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z

Icons, royalty, legends — these are but a few of the words used to describe the majesty that is Beyoncé and Jay-Z.

They had their first date in early 2001 at Nobu, one of the finest restaurants in the entire world.