Celebrities married for 45 years includes 1. Michael Caine and Shakira Caine, 2. Dolly Parton and Carl Thomas Dean, and many more.
Hollywood marriage is synonymous with short-term matrimony, where many couples split after being together momentarily. Numerous Hollywood couples have ended their marriage in a quick span.
On the other hand, various Hollywood couples still wedded for an extended time, and it becomes difficult to imagine their faithfulness and longevity with one another.
Many big names in the industry have proven that they can last with one partner and give them a life of happiness and togetherness. Tom Hanks, Bryan Cranston, and Kevin Bacon have held their marriage for years.
Top 10 Celebrities Married For 45 Years
|10. Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner||52 years|
|9. Jimmy Carter and Rosalyn Carter||76 years|
|8. Cyd Charisse and Tony Martin||60 years|
|7. Geoffrey Holder and Carmen de Lavallade||59 years|
|6. Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara||60 years|
|5. Ron Howard and Cheryl Howard||47 years|
|4. Kirk Douglas and Anne Buydens||65 years|
|3. Bonnie Bartlett and William Daniels||71 years|
|2. Dolly Parton and Carl Thomas Dean||56 years|
|1. Michael Caine and Shakira Caine||50 years|
10. Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner - 52 Years
Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner met while making a comedy special in March 1971. Tomlin and Wagner are famed writers and producers.
Lily is also an actress, comedian, and singer, while Jane directed Moment by Moment in 1978.
In an interview with Variety, Lily disclosed that her first encounter with Jane was arranged by her friend, and instantly, she fell head over heels for her. It was Tomlin who asked Wagner out on a date, and hence, their relationship bloomed.
The duo of capable writers has worked together on numerous projects. They have been sharing happiness and togetherness for the past 52 years.
They have co-written projects like The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, Appearing Nitely, and Lily Tomlin.
After 42 years of togetherness, they got wedded on 31st December 2013. The couple admires and respects each other, which they credit to the longevity of their relationship.
9. Jimmy Carter and Rosalyn Carter - 76 Years
Jimmy Carter and Rosalyn Carter first met in the early 1940s. At the time, the former president was in the Naval Academy and had a break from the institute.
While Jimmy was in Plains, he saw Rosalyn and asked her out for a movie.
Later that night, Carter told his mother he had found the girl he would marry, reports People. And so their long-distance relationship started, and the couple exchanged vows on 7th July 1946, in Plains, Georgia.
Over the 76 years of matrimony, the Carters parented four children, Jack, James, Donnel, and Amy Carter.
In 1970, Jimmy became the governor of Georgia, and Roselyn took the role of the First Lady of Georgia. Likewise, on 2nd November 1976, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States, and his spouse became the First Lady of the United States.
No other presidential couple has been together for longer than Jimmy and Roselyn in the history of the United States.
8. Cyd Charisse and Tony Martin - 60 Years
Cyd Charisse and Tony Martin tied the knot in 1948 and were wedded for 60 years. Cyd was into dancing and acting and came from Amarillo, Texas.
She was previously in a marital relationship with Nico Charisse from 1939 to 1947 before the union with Tony Martin in 1948. Tony's real name is Alvin Morris, a famous actor, and singer.
Likewise, before Charisse, Martin was wedded to Alice Faye for three years. Faye was his fellow actress, and they had worked in multiple films.
Cyd and Tony first met through their talent agent. Be it fate or coincidence, the two were represented by the same talent agent, which brought them together, and the couple commenced their romantic relationship.
They welcomed their son, Tony Martin Jr., on 28th August 1950
7. Geoffrey Holder and Carmen de Lavallade - 59 Years
Geoffrey Holder and Carmen de Lavallade have been together since 1954. Holder was a Trinidadian-born artist who acted, danced, and produced music.
Lavallade also falls in the same area as she was a prolific choreographer and dancer who also acted in numerous television series and films.
The two met in June 1954 while performing in the Broadway production House of Flowers. Geoffrey and Carmen were both dancers in the show. They had their first encounter in the show and started dating.
Only after three days, Holder proposed to Lavallade, and she accepted his proposal after four months, reports NPR. The couple took each other as husband and wife in 1955, and after two years, in 1957, they welcomed their first child and named him Leo.
The pair were documented in 2005's Carmen and Geoffrey. It showcased their personal and professional journey and celebrated their 50 years of togetherness.
6. Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara - 60 Years
Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara have been together since 1953. The comedic duo is one of the Hollywood couples fortunate to share the same workspace.
Their first encounter came in 1953 when Meara sought someone to assist her performance. They met at a talent agency.
Only after a year, in 1954, the celebrity couple tied the knot and began working as a couple in sketch shows. One of the most notable appearances of the pair includes The Ed Sullivan Show.
But during the 1970s, the duo appeared as individual artists in several gigs. People report that the two needed to act separately to remain in a marital relationship as keeping the work and personal life together became difficult.
Thanks to that decision, the couple remained for six decades. During that period, they became parents of Amy and Ben Stiller.
5. Ron Howard and Cheryl Howard - 47 Years
Ron Howard and Cheryl Howard first met in 1970. Ron is an Academy Award-winning director who has produced, written, and acted in movies.
Ron and Cheryl attended John Burroughs High School. Ron was a year junior to Cheryl, but that did not stop them from forming a beautiful bond, reports People.
The two soon started hanging out and went on their first date on 1st November 1970, which the director posted on his Instagram. After over four years of relationship, they got hitched on 27 June 1975.
Throughout these years, they have been communicating very well, which has helped them stabilize their relationship for this long. They are proud parents of four children, Bryce Dallas, Paige, Jocelyn, and Reed Howard.
4. Kirk Douglas and Anne Buydens - 65 Years
Kirk Douglas and Anne Buydens got hitched in 1954. Kirk was previously in matrimony with Diana Love Dill from 1943 to 1951. Meanwhile, Anne was also wedded to Albert Buydens before meeting the actor and filmmaker.
The couple first ran into each other in Paris while Douglas was filming Act of Love. Buydens was part of the PR team, and a photographer arranged their meeting.
Kirk was quick to invite her to his trailer, which was immediately rejected by Anne, reports LA Times. Eventually, Anne agreed to work with him, and they formed a friendship that later turned into romance.
On 29th May 1954, the couple exchanged vows and made it public in 1956 in Las Vegas. In 65 years of marriage, the couple had a few bumps but worked out their differences and lived happily.
They had two sons together, Eric Anthony and Peter Vincent Douglas.
On their 50th anniversary in 2004, Kirk and Anne recited their wedding vows again and had a big event at the Beverly Hills mansion. It was Douglas and Buydens's big wedding, which they never had when they tied knots the first time around.
3. Bonnie Bartlett and William Daniels - 71 Years
Bonnie Bartlett and William Daniels started their relationship in 1951. William and Bonnie are both actors who were most active from the 1950s to the early 2000s.
As per US Magazine, the duo studied acting at Northwestern University, and William asked Bonnie for a cup of coffee. They started their conjugal life on 30th June 1951.
Initially, things were tough for the couple, and at one point, Bartlett was ready to head out from the relationship. But, once Bonnie started working again, she found her space, and William became more responsible towards the family.
Everything worked out well in the end, and the couple is already 71 years into their nuptials. During this phase, they lost their firstborn child but found peace with the adoption of two sons, Michael and Robert Daniels.
2. Dolly Parton and Carl Thomas Dean - 56 Years
Dolly Parton and Carl Thomas Dean have been together for over five decades. The pair first met in Nashville in 1964 outside a laundromat.
Dolly relocated from her hometown to start her musical career.
ET reported that Dean already fell head over heels for the singer and wanted to marry her. And after a couple of years, the two tied the knot on 30th May 1966. Parton was only 20 then.
In the marriage of 56 years, Carl has remained out of the limelight, which has been a critical factor in their long-time marital relationship.
The singer always found inspiration in her husband. She even had Dean on the cover of her first album 'My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy.'
Likewise, in 2012, Dolly wrote 'From Here to the Moon and Back' for her husband. She stated that the song displayed her true emotions for her soulmate, reports People.
Carl is still a shy person, remaining outside the spotlight, while Dolly likes to flaunt her style and music in public.
1. Michael Caine and Shakira Caine - 50 Years
Michael Caine and Shakira Caine first came across each either in 1970.
When the legendary actor met his Indo-Guyanese wife, it only took eight minutes to develop a fondness for her. Meanwhile, Michael states that it took Shakira 120 minutes to develop the same feeling, reports RadioTimes.
Before that, Michael saw his future wife in a 1970s commercial for Maxwell House Coffee. He was at home watching television with his friends, and he became passionate about her and wanted to meet her.
The couple romanced for approximately three years and finally settled down in 1973. The same year, they experienced parenthood with the birth of Natasha Caine, their only daughter together.
But, before getting along with Shakira, he was wedded to Patricia Haines from 1954 to 1958. Caine has a daughter with her named Dominique Caine.
Over the years, Shakira has cared for her husband and family. She helps him manage the business. The actor also credits his wife for helping him eliminate his drinking problem in the early 70s.