The most documented relationships in the world are that of celebrity couples, which are also the most heavily scrutinized. Everyday paparazzi hunt them down, photograph their Sunday brunch and then predict their imminent break up by printing salacious rumours and leaking life-changing secrets. Many couples crumble under the pressure, with celebrities having significantly higher divorce rates than mainstream society. Often called a “Hollywood Marriage”, these marriages seem to be short in duration and often tumultuous. But not every celebrity is unlucky in love! In fact many celebrity couples, against great odds, are still together. While some found love on reality TV, others have stayed together through thick and thin (AKA affairs and domestic violence). So congratulations to the couples here making the most of love and relationships!
Here is a look at 14 celebrity couples that we cannot believe are still together. We are sad to note that Paris Hilton and her (ex) boy toy River will not be making the cut due to an unfortunate split a couple months ago. We were really rooting for them!
14. Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova
Who would have thought that Latin-pop superstar Enrique and tennis pro Anna would make it against all the odds? After starring in Enrique’s 2009 “Escape” video, the couple started dating. The couple have been on and off again for 13 years, with a significant break-up occurring in 2013. However Enrique has made it clear that they are in fact together and that he is not interested in marriage. Apparently he was serious, she can’t escape his love.
13. Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt
A match made on the hit reality show The Hills, which aired from 2006-2010, it is amazing that these two are still together – although it could be because everyone else hates them. The source of conflict for many episodes, Spencer effectively destroyed the once friendship between star Lauren Conrad and Heidi, as well as strained the relationship between Heidi and her family. After the show ended and every one else seemed to move on with their own projects and lives, the couple, desperate to keep their spot in the limelight, embarked on a variety of extremely bizarre projects. One of which included Heidi’s 10 surgical procedures done in one day. Kudos to this couple who celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary this year!
12. Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar
Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar were praised as “teen screen royalty” when they first got together in 1997 after meeting while filming I Know What You Did Last Summer. The couple dated for 5 years before tying the knot in 2002 and they have been going strong ever since! The couple have two children together and have been very private about their lives with very few pictures of the couple being snapped. Gellar provided a pleasant surprise for her Twitter followers recently, when she released the couple’s first official selfie as a “reward” for reaching 200,000 followers! The couple, though several years older than their last official photo release in 2007, are still gorgeous and beaming, definitely a true celeb love story!
11. The Beckhams
Our favourite Spice Girl (or was that Ginger?) and England’s football pride and joy are still together through thick and thin. After 15 years and 4 children, the couple remains stronger than ever, even as their independent and very successful careers as football star and fashion designer, respectively, have kept them busy. Despite two women coming forward in 2004 and announcing having had extra-marital relations with David, the couple stood strong and denied the allegations. Since then, no other rumours regarding David have come forward and the couple has been living blissfully in the US!
10. Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
Married since 2006, it’s shocking to most that Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott are still together. Their romance began with an affair – they were both married to other people when they starting hooking up on the set of Mind Over Murder in Ottawa, Canada – and seems to have been plagued by them since. In 2010, Dean went to rehab to deal with alcoholism after cheating on Tori – they moved past that one and renewed their vows that year. While they are still together and raising their 4 four children, allegations have surfaced that Dean has been caught cheating again and that he will not be welcome on the set of Tori’s new reality TV series.
9. Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale
After 14 years of marriage, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale are still together, though rumours abound that their marriage is on the rocks. After three children together, countless reinventions of Gwen’s image, and competing with Harajuku Girls, it seems unlikely that their marriage will be ending anytime soon. Unfortunately, one of the biggest problems seem to be their busy schedules and close relationships with other musicians, notably, Pharrell. Hopefully it’s all hearsay and the steadfast couple will stay together – at least for the kids. Regardless of what happens, at least they’ll know they’re “Cool”.
8. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
After 17 years this beautiful and sensational couple is still going strong! While rumours seem to abound endlessly as to whether the couple is splitting or not, Jada recently quieted these rumours in an interview. In fact, it seems like we might all have something to learn from them in regards to love and relationships. Jada was recently quoted as saying that Will is so much more than a husband to her. They also seem to be keeping things quite spicy – Jada released a photo of herself sleeping naked, apparently one of many that Will has taken over the years.
7. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
We never thought Justin Timberlake would get over Britney Spears but then he, like us, grew up. After dating Diaz and rumoured to have been seeing Scarlet Johansson after her divorce with Ryan Reynolds, Justin sealed the deal with Jessica Biel in 2012. The couple has had a rocky road – in 2011 they split for several months with tabloids unapologetically announcing that their nearly four year romance had “run its course”- but these love birds have shown otherwise. Jessica is said to be pregnant with their first child, though they have not yet personally confirmed the news.
6. Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick
Though her sister Khloe seems to be unlucky in love, Kourtney and Scott seem to be “going strong” since they got together in 2007. Though their on-again-off-again relationship has been the subject of tabloid headlines since it started, due in part to her family’s successful reality TV show and Scott’s ridiculous behaviour (the most recent headlines focus on how annoyed Scott is that he hasn’t been intimate with Kourtney in 5 years since she is constantly pregnant), the couple is expecting their third child together in December!
5. Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter
Another surprising reality TV love story, Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter have been married since 2003 and have two children together. The first couple to come out of The Bachelorette, I sure bet Trista is glad to have been the runner-up on The Bachelor! After nearly 15 seasons of The Bachelor and 10 seasons of The Bachelorette only 5 couples are still together – but Trista and Ryan beat the odds still married 11 years and two more reality shows later.
4. Ozzy and Sharon
The fact that Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are still together is incredible – this year they celebrated 32 years of a tumultuous marriage plagued by drug addiction and domestic violence. The couple, who have 3 children – Jack, Kelly, and Aimee – met when Sharon was 18 and her father was managing Black Sabbath. Three years after Ozzy was sacked and Sharon became his solo manager, the couple got married. Sharon has publicly spoken about the couple’s troubles – how he once knocked out her front teeth and she retaliated by throwing a bottle of scotch at his head and his arrest for attempted murder in 1989 when he was caught strangling her in a drug-induced haze. Thankfully the couple seems to have been brought closer together in recent years due to Sharon’s health issues, devastating Ozzy. Looks like this couple is in it for the long haul.
3. Jordan Lloyd and Jeff Schroeder
The last of our reality-star couples who has “gone the distance” are Big Brother sweethearts Jordan Lloyd and Jeff Schroeder. They participated in Big Brother 11 together in 2009, which Jordan won, in large part thanks to her close “friendship” with Jeff from the beginning. Shortly after the season aired, they announced that they were dating. Afterwards the couple was seen on Big Brother 13 and The Amazing Race 16, but they failed to make it to the final for either of these two shows. In true reality TV fashion, Jeff proposed to Jordan in September, 2014 in the backyard of the Big Brother house while visiting Season 16 participants. How romantic! The couple lives together in Los Angeles.
2. Nick and Vanessa Lachey
Nick Lachey is undoubtedly most famous for his first marriage with Jessica Simpson, which was captured in all its glory on a reality series, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. Not long after the final episode aired, the couple called it quits and divorced due to “irreconcilable differences.” Lachey then released his broken-heart-ballad “What’s Left of Me”, the video starring Vanessa Minillo, who subsequently became his wife! The couple started dating in 2006 but split in 2009. After a 5 month break up, couple got back together and were engaged a year later. The couple were married on Sir Richard Branson‘s private island in 2011 and had their first child together in 2012. In July they announced that they are expecting their second child together in 2015!
1. Mary Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy
Perhaps one of the weirdest of these couples is the romance between Mary Kate Olsen and the half-brother of the ex-president of France, Olivier Sarkozy. The couple, who started dating in 2012, announced their engagement earlier this year – Mary Kate is now toting a vintage Cartier ring worth an estimated $81,000. The French banker and the child-star-fashion-mogul are sporting a 17 year age difference, but weirder still is how hard it is to tell which one is his daughter in a picture of the three of them together.