It's no secret that in Hollywood, a "successful" marriage is one that doesn't end in a drug fueled domestic assault. It's easy to be cynical about celeb on celeb relationships, especially after the Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter split. Their weirdness just seemed to balance each other out so well that our Claymation hearts broke when we heard about their divorce.
Although maybe we should have seen it coming...
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But not all celebrity relationships end in disaster. Here are 11 long-lasting couples that make us believe a Hollywood ending can really last forever.
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The nicest guy in Hollywood and his actress/singer wife have made their marriage stand the test of time, never daring to castaway from each other.
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When he's starring in a movie, Rita will pop up in supporting roles like when she played his best friend in Sleepless in Seattle, and a saucy cocktail waitress in That Thing You Do!
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Though married just last year, this comedy duo and unsurpassed family Halloween costume champions have been dating since 2004. Their Italian nuptials were undoubtedly legen...wait for it!...dary.
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Ferris Bueller married the Sex and the City star nearly 20 years ago and in typical Carrie Bradshaw fashion, she opted for a non-traditional black wedding dress.
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In a recent interview for New York Magazine, the couple revealed that when they were dating, Broderick would blindfold Parker and lead her on a walk around town. Um, where's the Sex and the City episode about THAT?
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Shortly after her partner John Cazale died, Streep met the acclaimed sculptor Don Gummer and the two married that year. He has been by her side for her 3 Oscar wins, and 16 losses.
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They got married after knowing each other for only 6 months! The couple has 4 children together.
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Funnyman Mel Brooks met the seductive lady behind Mrs. Robinson at a rehearsal for the Perry Como Variety Show in 1961. Brooks credits Bancroft for being the guiding force behind The Producers musical. He was reluctant to make a Broadway version of his hit film, but (thankfully!) Bancroft intervened.
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Academy Award nominated funnyman and his SNL-alum wife not only have a great marriage, but they've worked together on several occasions.
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They co-wrote the upcoming comedy Angie Tribeca together, and Nancy even guest starred on Steve's most noted project, playing Michael Scott's girlfriend briefly on The Office.
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The Fresh Prince and his Princess met when she auditioned for a role on the hit '90s comedy. Ultimately she did not get the role of Will's girlfriend on the show, but real life can be so much better.
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Though the couple's real gift to the world was giving birth to tween twitter philosopher Jaden Smith and hair–whipper Willow.
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Of all the rumors swirling around celebrity breakups, none have been more malicious than those plaguing the comedienne and the Arrested Development star.
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Luckily, in typical Ellen fashion, she addressed the rumors with humor, saying on her show, "I read the headline underneath and it said 'Ellen and Portia's Marriage Crumbles.' I was like, 'Oh, what happened? They seemed so happy.'"
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The Closer herself is the lucky woman who can say that she's only one degree from Hollywood legend Kevin Bacon.
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During an appearance on the PBS show Finding Your Roots, the couple learned that they were distant cousins. If that news can't break they up, nothing will!
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Funnyman and Spinal Tap bassist Christopher Guest has kept his relationship with scream-queen Jamie Lee low-key, which they say is the secret to their long-time marriage.
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That, and his undoubtedly romantic mandolin serenades.
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The Three Faces of Eve starlet met heartthrob Paul Newman on set of the 1958 film The Long, Hot Summer. She stuck with him for 50 years... even throughout his salad dressing phase.
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Paul Newman famously said that he never strayed from his wife because, "Why fool around with hamburger when you have steak at home?"
Since we spend so much time looking at Hollywood movies to learn about romance, isn't it nice to know that some Hollywood couples really do live "happily ever after?"