20 Celebrity Couples Who have Found the Secrets of a Happy Marriage Life

Celebrities are watched over by millions of people. Every move they take, every line they quote is captured by cameras. Staying together for a common human is still hard but for celebrities, it’s even more complicated to live a happy married life. Scroll down to see some couples who managed to keep things together for years.

Barbra Streisand and James Brolin

Barbra Streisand and James Brolin were married in 1998.

Streisand believes that kindness and honesty are the pillars of a happy marriage, and the couple shares absolutely everything with each other. 

Streisand was married to actor Eliot Gould from 1963 to 1971 and has one son, Jason from that marriage. Brolin was married twice before, first to Jane Cameron Agee, with whom he had two children, Josh (a high-profile actor in his own right) and Jess. He then married Jan Smithers, with whom he has a daughter, Molly.

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama were married in 1992.

They have 2 Kids.

Michelle turned down multiple requests for a date saying it would be inappropriate, she finally agreed to go out with him after he offered to quit his job for her. Michelle took Barack up on the date but didn't make him leave his job.

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady were married in 2009.

They have 3 kids, including a son from Brady's relationship to Bridget Moynahan.

In December, a mutual friend set them up on a blind date. Bundchen told Vanity Fair that she knew Brady was the one from their very first date. She said. "The moment I saw him, he smiled and I was like, 'That is the most beautiful, charismatic smile I've ever seen!'" The supermodel also shared that she and Brady have not gone a single day without speaking since they first met.

Meryl Streep and Don Gummer

Meryl Streep and Don Gummer were married in 1978.

They have 4 Kids.

The pair first met when 29-year-old Meryl Streep mourned the loss of her then-boyfriend and Deer Hunter co-star John Cazale, who died of lung cancer in 1978. Shortly after his death, according to her biography, Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep by Michael Schulman (an excerpt of which was published in People), Meryl Streep was kicked out of their shared apartment. And Meryl Streep’s brother Harry arrived with his friend Don in tow. Around six months later, Meryl Streep and Gummer were married in the garden of her parents’ home.

Colin Firth and Livia Giuggioli

Colin Firth and Livia Giuggioli were married in 1997.

They have 2 kids.

He has been married to his wife Livia Firth for over two decades after tying the Knot in 1997. Colin looked smitten with his long-term partner as the couple enjoyed a romantic date night at the Annie Lennox - an evening of Music and Conversation event, held at Sadler's Wells Theatre in London.

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan were married in 2009.

They have 1 kid.

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan meet on the set of Step Up when they’re cast as the lead roles – her character is a high school dancer, his is doing community service at her school. Their secret is truth in showing their feelings. They often check their feelings using an interesting method. Channing says, "My thing is checking in with each other all the time, like ’On a scale from 1 to 10, how much do you love me right now?’ And you gotta be honest, and you’ve got to want an honest answer."

Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith

Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith were married in 2001.

They have 2 kids.

The Irish James Bond actor was married to former Australian Bond girl Cassandra Harris from 1980 to 1991. The couple had three children: Christopher, Charlotte, and Sean. Christopher and Charlotte were Cassandra’s children from an earlier marriage. Brosnan legally adopted them and they took his name. Sadly, Harris was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1987 and she died in 1991. Their daughter Charlotte died the same way in 2003.

Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith First time met at the beach party They met up again a few days later and went on their first date.

Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso

Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso were married in 2005.

They have 4 kids.

Once a stranger and now a couple met for the first time in 2003. At that moment, Luciana was working as a bartender at Miami while Matt was in the town for the movie “Stuck On You”. Just like the title of the movie, Damon’s heartstrings struck at the beats of Barroso when she first caught his eyes. Damon has talked about their first meeting many times.

Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber

Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber were married in 1998.

They have 2 kids.

Rande Gerber is still madly in love with his supermodel wife. “There are so many things I love about her,” he told Haute Living. “She’s still a small-town girl at heart.

John Travolta and Kelly Preston

John Travolta and Kelly Preston were married in 1991.

They have 3 kids.

"You have to keep creating a marriage. We talk about everything. We grow and change together because nothing ever stays the same; you've got to continue evolving."

Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner

Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner were married in 2004.

They have 3 kids.

Kevin Costner makes their marriage work with this simple trick.

“Maybe it’s the ability to say you’re sorry,” he said, adding, “I know that sounds so simple.”

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith were married in 1997.

They have 2 kids.

These two have been getting jiggy with it since they started dating in 1994 after meeting on the set of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. They married in 1997.

What does Will think is the secret? “If there is a secret I would say is that we never went into working in our relationship,” he said. “We only ever worked on ourselves individually, and then presented ourselves to one another better than we were previously.”

Denzel and Pauletta Washington

Denzel and Pauletta Washington were married in 1983.

They have 4 kids.

They’ve been together since 1977, but Denzel had to propose to his wife three times before she finally agreed to marry him in 1983. Since then, she’s been with him during his meteoric rise to fame. The big payoff? She got a shout-out in the Oscars from her husband. That must have been pretty sweet.

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness were married in 1996.

They have 2 kids.

“You love each other and respect each other. You truly want to be together.”

Lisa Kudrow and Michel Stern

Lisa Kudrow and Michel Stern were married in 1995.

They have 1 kid.

“We respect each other’s independence, and I don’t mean that as a euphemism,” she said. “I don’t like to travel. So if he wants to go on a golf trip, he goes. I think people get in trouble when they assume they’re supposed to be one unit, in sync about everything. Marriage is like being on a team. Each teammate is different, but you have the same goal.”

Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick Stern

Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick Stern were married in 1988.

They have 2 kids.

Bacon said he was doing a play in the ‘70s, and in a deli after the matinee performance “a little girl was in there who had just seen the matinee, and her brother said, ‘You liked that actor, go tell him you liked him,’ and it was Kyra,” Bacon said. “She was a little girl, yeah, she was 12 years old,” added “The Following” star. With their seven-year age difference, Bacon was 19 at the time, so obviously they didn’t start dating right then and there. It wasn’t until they met again on the set of “Lemon Sky” in the ‘80s (when both were in their 20s) that they started their magical journey toward matrimony.

Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham

Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham were married in 2009.

They have 4 kids.

Mark said: “I owe a lot to my wife. She has helped me become the man that I am and created a beautiful life for me and our children. “I also knew that she loved me for who I am and that she was someone I could trust. Until I met her, I wasn’t ready to have a family.” He said: “You need the right woman in your life and that feeling that you’re going to be together for a long time.

Beyonce and Jay Z

Beyonce and Jay Z were married in 2008.

They have 3 kids.

It's hard to imagine a time before JAY-Z and Beyoncé were the "Crazy in Love" Carters, but after nearly 18 years of being hip-hop's most powerful couple, we're finally hearing the story of how they met. Over the weekend, the couple surprised fans with the release of their joint album, Everything Is Love, filled with juicy lyrics and references to things like skipping Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding and JAY-Z's infidelity. But on the song "713," which is a tribute to Beyoncé's hometown of Houston, JAY raps about meeting his future wife for the first time and the fateful plane ride that had them sit next to each other.

David and Victoria Beckham

David and Victoria Beckham were Married in 1999.

They have 4 kids.

David Beckham pursued Victoria Adams after meeting the Spice Girls singer at a charity football game in London in 1997. However, the then-Manchester United star had spotted her earlier when a Spice Girls video was on TV, with Beckham telling Gary Neville that Victoria was his future wife: "I turned around to Gary and said, 'That one there, that's the girl I'm going to marry'."

Despite not asking her out after the game, the pair met again a fortnight later, with Beckham finally plucking up the courage to ask her for her phone number. They arranged a date for the next evening.

Kirk Douglas and Anne Buydens

Kirk Douglas and Anne Buydens were Married in 1954.

They have 2 kids.

When movie star Kirk Douglas married Anne Buydens in Las Vegas, the justice of the peace asked Anne to raise her hand and repeat after him, “I take thee, Kirk, for my lawful husband.” Anne, who had recently arrived in the United States from Europe, raised her hand and proudly proclaimed, “I take thee, Kirk, as my awful husband.” At the time, the mispronunciation was not too far off the mark. In Hollywood, the handsome, muscular actor was already notorious for his inflated ego and the endless parade of women — from movie queens to casual pickups — whom he bedded at a record pace. Once Kirk Douglas said to Anne Buydens: “I just told my wife, if you ever leave me, I’m going with you!

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