If there is a stereotype in the entertainment industry that appears to be backed by solid proof, it'd be about crashing celebrity relationships. From the Hollywood hills of Los Angeles to Beverly Hills and across the entire industry, many of our favorite power couples are no longer together or at the brink of a split.
In some cases, the flame of these marriages is extinguished in less than 74 days. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth divorced just 7 months after we heard wedding bells. I bet you didn't see the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie split coming as well. The list goes on and even more recently extends to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West and the fairy tale relationship of singer Shakira and football maestro Gerard Piqué.
Is this the case for other celebrities?
Are all celebrity relationships destined to crash?
Definitely not. Despite the growing trend of breakups and splits in the entertainment industry, there are still a few good models we can look up to. These couples have stayed together through storms, travels, and video clip after video clip.
Frankly, relationships of all kinds require a lot to preserve. Both parties must sacrifice a lot to keep the bonds together, including their time, resources, and aspirations. Celebrity marriages need heavier doses of these sacrifices to stay intact. However, these marriages bow to the pressures due to constant exposure to public scrutiny, news headlines, and other industry factors.
In this article, you will learn about 10 top celebrity relationships. They are still sticking together to this day without cracking under pressure. These beautiful romance stories remind us that it is possible to keep a blissful relationship even when the whole world has its eyes on you.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
These two gave love a second chance. Though not the perfect story, after a 3-month separation in 2011, Justin and Biel patched things up and got back together.
The model and her husband had their fears but gave little room for doubts. The couple married in 2012 and had two beautiful children in 2015 and 2020, respectively.
Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman
The lovebirds met in 1993 when Banks attended his university for the first time. Their relationship could be tagged as 'love at first sight’ as the star actress couldn't take her eyes off him.
'I was like, He's cute. I'll f--- him, because I'm 18 and in college', Banks told Allure.
The couple have been married since 2003 and have two children together.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z
Our favorite power couple have been together for almost 23 years, and their love seems to blossom with each passing day. With three kids, Blue Ivy, Rumi, and Sir gracing their union, Jay and Bey have more reasons to keep it going.
Back in 2012, Beyoncé confessed on the Oprah Show that sticking with Jay gave her so much foundation. Beyoncé and Jay-Z got married in 2008 after knowing each other since 1999.
Prince William and Kate Middleton
The Duke popped the question to Kate in 2010 during a trip to Kenya after being in a romantic relationship for 9 years. The couple sealed their beautiful relationship with the diamond and sapphire gold ring from William's mother, Princess Diana.
Prince William said he had carried the ring around in a rucksack for three weeks to keep it safe ahead of his big moment. The royal lovebirds got married in Westminster Abbey 2011 and have three kids Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen
This beautiful power couple brings a refreshing perspective to our outlook on celebrity relationships. Having been together for over 16 years, with only a 30-minute split in 2017 as the sole tint, the couple has each other's backs.
The "All of Me" crooner and his wife have two beautiful kids. They star in the music videos of each other and are focused on building their empire together.
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
The couple first met at 9th Avenue between 44th and 45th Streets in New York City. They enjoyed the company of each other and went out on a movie date in 2004, and emotions sparked.
The pair have a twin, Harper, and Gideon, from their 18-year relationship.
LeBron James and Savannah Brinson
The NBA legend and his wife Savannah have been married for 20 years. Their love affair bloomed from a teenage romance to a beautiful mature love life. They started dating in 2002 and got married in 2013.
They have three children: LeBron Jr., Bryce Maximus, and Zhuri.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
Despite Rocky turnouts here and there, these two have held on firmly to their relationship and respect for each other. Jada and Will have gotten over Jada's 'entanglement' with August Alsina and are working hard to solidify their relationship.
At the last Oscars, Will slapped Chris Rock for throwing a mocking joke at his wife. Although Will was widely condemned for his actions, the episode goes a long way to show how much respect he has for her.
The couple tied the knot in 1997 and have been together for 27 years.
Don Cheadle and Brigid Coulter
Reportedly married since 2016, the two have kept the flames of their relationship burning for the past 3 decades. Brigid and Cheadle have two kids.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
Rita and Tom met during the period after Tom had divorced his first wife. One year later, the two walked down the aisle.
Both have been together for 34 years. The multiple Oscar winner told BBC in 2016, "I don't think I'll ever be lonely any more ... that's how I felt when I met my wife."
Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham
Though not officially married, the two have been together for nearly 36 years. The couple got engaged in 2012 but chose to set a wedding ceremony as they didn't think it to be necessary.
The popular TV personality told the public that her partner was "a traditional man, and this is a very nontraditional relationship." According to Graham, they probably wouldn't have remained together if they had married.
Bryan Cranston and Robin Dearden
The Cranston have been married for over 35 years. Their paths crossed on a CBS series tagged Airwolf in 1986, where they had roles to play.
However, they were both in a relationship at the time of their meeting. Meeting again at "that terrible TV show," as Bryan called it, their fondness for each other blossomed. Their union was official in 1989, which produced their beautiful daughter Taylor.