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Hollywood couples who redefine love (10 Star Couples Who Redefine Love)
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Published On June 11, 2024

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Hollywood couples who redefine love (10 Star Couples Who Redefine Love)

"I keep waiting to meet a man who has more balls than I do"

Love lost, love found, love rekindled—Hollywood is not immune to these ups and downs of relationships. While some celebrity couples separate in a matter of months or sometimes days, there are a few that redefine love with their long-term commitment. Despite the relentless churning of rumor mills and gossip rags claiming falsehoods in bold, loud headlines, some star couples keep moving forward, unbothered, sometimes for decades. 

Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault

Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault
Source: Vogue

Celebrated as one of the most powerful Latina personalities in Hollywood, Salma Hayek is a talented storyteller and often shares entertaining anecdotes about rescuing animals and hilarious life situations involving her billionaire husband, François-Henri Pinault. The couple, now married for 15 years, support each other unconditionally. Though worlds apart in their craft, they share many interests – soccer, space, physics, fashion, and animals. Their deep affection and strong bond are evident in all of Hayek’s interviews.

Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick

Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick
Source: US Weekly

While the spotlight often focuses on the fleeting relationships in Hollywood, Kevin Bacon (65) and Kyra Sedgwick (58) have been together for almost 36 years – and counting. The couple met in their twenties, and their secret ingredient to a solid marriage is making each other laugh! Just after her first date with Bacon, Sedgwick recalls feeling “like home,” as reported by PEOPLE. Though she didn’t fall in love with the Footloose star immediately, she found herself head over heels in no time. 

Dolly Parton and Carl Thomas Dean

Dolly Parton and Carl Thomas Dean
Source: Today

In the world of country music, Dolly Parton is a legend. But her personal life is just as successful as her illustrious career. Parton met Carl Thomas Dean on her first day in Nashville back in 1964. Their first meeting happened outside a laundromat. She was only 18, while Dean was 21. This chance encounter sparked a romance and marriage that’s seen five decades of bliss. At a time when Hollywood relationships are subject to widespread public attention, this couple, now 78 and 81 respectively, have maintained a low-key and deeply committed relationship. If that isn’t a reminder of the timeless power of commitment in relationships, then we don’t know what it is!

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Christopher and Georgianne Walken

Christopher and Georgianne Walken
Source: US Weekly

Among Hollywood relationships, only a few couples boast enduring harmony, like Christopher and Georgianne Walken. While Christopher Walken saw massive success in his career with hits like Catch Me If You Can and Dune, his wife Georgianne pursued a career in dancing and casting direction but stayed away from the limelight. The couple met at a time in their lives when both were unknown to the world. But their bond and companionship, which has lasted for 54 years, continues to inspire even today.

Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance

Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance
Source: US Weekly

What makes this Hollywood couple stand out is that Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance started dating relatively late in their lives, and it wasn’t love at first sight for them. The two met at the Yale School of Drama as graduate students in the 1980s but didn’t actually start seeing each other until much later when they crossed paths in 1994. They dated for a while, but what sealed the deal for Bassett was their memorable first kiss! The couple has gone on to celebrate over 24 long, successful years of marriage. 

Jackie Chan and Joan Lin

Jackie Chan and Joan Lin
Source: Hai Bunda

Amidst a successful career as a global icon, Jackie Chan’s love for Joan Lin, his wife of four decades, has remained unwavering. Chan met Lin when the latter had a promising career as a Taiwanese actress, and they married after a year of getting to know each other. There was a time in Lin’s life when she, admittedly, believed Chan’s flourishing career was taking him away from her. But the couple stood strong and overcame many challenges, creating a truly inspiring love story that proves a successful marriage can weather any storm.

Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea Hurley

Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea Hurley
Source: Fox News

This couple has witnessed a bit of drama in their love. They met in high school when Hurley allowed Bon Jovi to cheat off her in history class. He was instantly drawn to her, and the two literally grew up together. The couple waited nine years to tie the knot, then eloped to Las Vegas in the late 80s when Bon Jovi’s career was making waves. Their secret to a successful marriage of 35 years? They just like hanging out together! 

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Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
Source: Getty Images

The pair truly reshaped their understanding of love when they didn’t let their past take hold of them and found lasting love at an older age. Kidman was previously married to actor Tom Cruise, while Urban dated a few people before tying the knot with Kidman. But when they met at the Los Angeles Gala in 2005, the attraction was instant and mutual, and the couple got engaged within a year. Urban defined his marriage with Kidman not as life-changing, but as “life-beginning.” The secret to their marriage has a mature take – they ask themselves whether their decisions truly work for them as a couple. “When you make an ‘us,’ it’s yours together — that’s what you create,” Kidman told PEOPLE in an interview.

Bono and Ali Hewson

Bono and Ali Hewson
Source: People

The couple’s love story began when they were about 12 years old. In a Telegraph interview, Ali Hewson mentioned that Bono or Paul Hewson was her first real boyfriend. This year, the couple celebrated 40 years of togetherness. When asked about the secret to his marriage, Bono had a few things to share. “Any time either of us got lost, the other would … be there to get the other one home,” he told PEOPLE in an interview. He also credited the success of their relationship to the amazing friendship that they shared. We take him at his word since their solid marriage of 40 years is a testament to that!

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn

Bono and Ali Hewson
Source: InStyle

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn had a typical meet cute. They met on a filming set when Russell was 16 and Hawn was 21, but the age gap kept them away from each other for a while. The couple went through their fair share of heartbreaks; Russell separated from Season Hubley, while Hawn saw two divorces. But when they met again after years, the connection was instant. Although they haven’t married, Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn remain one of the longest-standing couples – together since 1983. 

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