Love in Tinseltown is always considered a dangerous path. It's not that Hollywood couples are less loyal than those living on Main Street, USA - as all love duos in this country suffer from the potential of long term dreams turning into short-lived, broken experiences. It's more about the intrusive and muckraking nature of the media, coupled with difficult schedules, lengthy location-shoots, media tours and the myriad of other extraneous elements that come with being a celebrity.
According to statistical expert, Garth Sundem, "It turns out that overall fame doesn't matter as much as the flavor of the fame. It's tabloid fame that dooms you." An article in the New York Times summarizes Sundem's methodology as "It's the wife's fame that really matters. While the husband's NYT/ENQ ratio is mildly predictive, the effect is so much weaker than the wife's that it's not included in the new equation. Nor are some variables from the old equation, like the number of previous marriages and the age gap between husband and wife."
But against all odds, the couples we are featuring today have prevailed regardless of the tabloid gossip, Hollywood rumors and level of stardom. Check out our favorites and let us know - think these couples have staying power?
11 Dax Shepard & Kristen Bell
10 George Clooney & Amal Alamuddin
9 Brad & Angelina
8 Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen
7 Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith
6 John Legend & Chrissy Teigen
5 Ben Stiller & Christine Taylor
4 Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgwick
3 Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson
2 Leslie Mann & Judd Apatow
1 Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves
Much like Clooney, Matthew McConaughey was considered quite the Hollywood bachelor. He met Camila in 2006 and they married five years later, after a very long engagement. According to US Weekly magazine the couple married in June 2012 after Camila put the squeeze on her man to take the final step as a couple. They now have three children and McConaughey is said to be an outstanding, hands-on father, according to Camila. McConaughey reveals, "It's the one thing I've always wanted to be. Never is a man more of a man than when he is the father of a newborn."
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