Saturday, October 1, 2011

“Hollywood” Marriages

One of my pet peeves is to hear people say that marriages don’t last, particularly in Hollywood, and I hear it said on entertainment shows quite often.  I would think, “Come to small-town USA and see how long marriages last here.  They don’t have a long track record there either.”

Then it seemed that whenever I heard someone from Hollywood on a talk show, they would tell how long they’ve been married, and they had been married for many years.  That got me to thinking.  So, I got on the internet and tried to look up as many marriages as I could and found the list below.  I think this proves my point in that there are a lot of Hollywood people who do have long marriages; we just don’t hear about them.  We only hear about those whose marriages don’t last.

The below list was accumulated from a quick search; therefore, they are as accurate as I could find in recent reporting’s.  There may have been a few who have been divorced since the last posting; I just didn’t see it.  Also, the years are calculated by year only (not taking the month into consideration, so some could be off a year).

I will continue to stand up for “Hollywood people” in that there are countless who have been married for many years.  In the same vein, there are countless “Hollywood People” who are good, decent, loving, and caring people who just happen to have a job in the entertainment industry.  Again, you just don’t hear about them.

If you know of any mistakes or corrections from my list, please feel free to let me know.  Or if you can add any names, please let me know, too.  I would love to continue adding them on.

Gene Hackman & Betsy Arakawa                  1991                20 years
David Keith & Nancy Clark                           2000                11 years
Julie Roberts & Danny Moder                        2002                9 years
Richard Gere & Carey Lowell                        2002                9 years
Brooke Shields & Chris Henchy                     2001                10 years
Dolly Parton & Carl Dean                              1966                45 years
Tommy Lee Jones & Dawn Laurel                 2001                10 years
Adam Sandler & Jacqueline Titore                 2003                8 years
Samuel Jackson & LaTanya Richardson         1980                31 years
Ed Harris & Amy Madigan                            1983                28 years
Sigourney Weaver & Jim Simpson                 1984                27 years
Simon Baker & Rebecca Rigg                        1998                13 years
Marlee Matlin & Kevin Grandalski                 1993                18 years
Renee Russo & Dan Gilroy                            1992                19 years
Sylvester Stallone & Jennifer Flavin                1997                14 years
William H. Macy & Felicia Huffman               1997                 14 years
Della Reese & Franklin Thomas Lett              1983                28 years
Denis Leary & Ann Lembeck                        1989                22 years
James Earl Jones & Cecilia Hart                    1982                29 years
Forest Whitaker & Keisha Nash                    1996                15 years
Jeff Daniels & Kathleen Treado                     1979                32 years
Sean Connery & Micheline Roquebrune        1975                36 years
Bob (deceased) & Dolores Hope                  1934                77 years
Helen Mirren & Taylor Hackford                  1997                14 years
Kate Blanchett & Andrew Upton                  1997                14 years
Judy Dench & Michael Williams                    1971                40 years
Hugh Jackman & Deborra Lee Furness         1996                15 years
Stephen Lang & Kristina Watson                  1980                31 years
Tom & Lois Bergeron                                   1982                29 years
Susan Lucci & Helmut Huber                        1969                42 years
Jaclyn Smith & Brad Allen                            1997                14 years
Sidney Poitier & Joanna Shimkos                  1976                35 years
Celine Dion & Rene Augelil                           1994                17 years
Lisa Kudrow & Michael Stern                       1995                16 years
Donny Osmond & Debra Glenn                    1978                33 years
Paul Hogan & Linda Kozlowski                    1990                21 years
Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos                      1996                15 years
Regis Philburn & Joy Senese                         1970                41 years
Benjamin Bratt & Taliso Soto                        2002                9 years
Dan Akroyd & Donna Dixon                        1983                28 years
Kevin Kline & Phoebe Cates                        1989                22 years
Tom Selleck & Jillie Mack                            1987                24 years
Ted Danson & Mary Steenburgen                 1995                16 years
Henry Winkler & Stacy Weitzman                 1978                33 years
Kyra Sedgwick & Kevin Bacon                    1988                23 years
Alan and Arlene Alda                                    1957                54 years
Will Smith & Jada Pinkett                              1997                14 years
Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones      2000                11 years
Larry and Maj Hagman                                 1954                57 years
John Travolta & Kelly Preston                       1991                20 years
Suzanne Somers & Alan Hamel                     1977                34 years
Matthew Broderick & Sara Jessica Parker    1997                14 years
Phil Donahue & Marlo Thomas                     1980                31 years
Denzel & Paulette Washington                      1983                28 years
Kirk & Ann Douglas                                    1954                57 years
Bill & Camille Cosby                                    1964                47 years
Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson                           1988                23 years
Kurt Russell & Goldie Hawn (not married)   1983                28 years
David Kelly & Michelle Pfeiffer                    1993                18 years
Michael J. Fox & Tracy Pollen                     1988                23 years
Annette Bening & Warren Beatty                 1992                19 years
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill                            1996                15 years
Jay Leno & Mavis Nicholson                       1980                31 years
Kate Capshaw & Steven Spielberg              1991                20 years
Ron & Cheryl Howard                                1975                36 years
Martin Sheen & Janet Templeton                 1961                50 years
Steve & Nancy Carrell                                1995                16 years
Antonio Banderes & Melanie Griffith           1996                15 years
Sam Elliott & Katherine Ross                      1984                27 years
Paul Newman (dcd) & Joanne Woodward  1958                53 years
Dustin Hoffman & Lisa Gottsegen                1980                31 years
Meryl Streep & Don Gummer                     1978                33 years
Jeff Bridges & Susan Geston                       1977                34 years
Sissy Spacek & Jack Fisk                           1974                37 years
Christopher Plummer & Elaine Taylor          1970                41 years
Julie Andrews & Blake Edwards (dcd)        1969                42 years
Bruce & Kris Jenner                                   1991                20 years
Tina Fey & Jeff Richmond                           2001                10 years
Ann-Margret & Roger Smith                       1967                44 years
Clint Eastwood & Dina Ruiz                        1996                45 years