While many celebrities play characters in picture perfect relationships on the screen, in real life, Hollywood is a really tough place for relationships. Celebs' love lives are under constant scrutiny from the public, and even just the sheer difficulty of balancing two busy schedules can be tough to deal with. So, in the entertainment industry, relationship years are kind of like dog years — one year of marriage in Hollywood is equivalent to about seven years of marriage in the real world. Now, obviously regular people have their marital drama as well, but there's no denying that being swarmed by the paparazzi whenever you step outside your front door, or having your face splashed across tabloid covers and analyzed on the regular, has an impact on even the strongest relationships.
Luckily, it's not all bad news. While there are many celebrities who go through relationship drama, there are also a handful who are in stable, happy marriages that are total goals. These celebrities are playful on the red carpet, they seem to genuinely enjoy one another's company, they shout out to their spouse on social media and during talk show appearances, and just genuinely seem to be totally in love — talk about a love story!
Here are 15 celeb couples that are total marriage goals.
15 John Krasinski And Emily Blunt, The Hollywood Dream Team
It's sometimes hard to believe that John Krasinski got his big break playing the goofy, lovable Jim Halpert. While he was in a hugely successful television show for a huge chunk of his life, he's now moved from the small screen to the big screen, and has starred in countless blockbuster flicks (and gotten super ripped for some of them). While you might assume his increase in status means he's out womanizing, that couldn't be further from the truth — he's absolutely head over heels in love with his actress wife, Emily Blunt, and does nothing but sing her praises on the regular. The duo have been married for over 7 years now and have two adorable children together — we can't wait to see what the next few years holds for them because they're beyond adorable.
14 Ryan Reynolds And Blake Lively, The Golden Couple
Given how unbelievably gorgeous they both are, you might assume that Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are, well, kind of boring. Or else, you might assume that they're obsessed with keeping up an image of themselves as Hollywood's golden couple. However, both of those things are totally wrong — they're always willing to roast one another on social media, and they're living proof that marriage can be a lot of fun. They love to tease their spouse and even gently make fun of them on talk show appearances, but you can very clearly tell that it's all in good fun and they actually adore one another. We can't wait to see what their adorable children will look like when they grow up because with genes like that, you know they're going to be absolutely stunning.
13 David Beckham And Victoria Beckham, Who Are Basically British Royalty
Everyone was obsessed with Prince William and Kate Middleton when that marriage happened, and nowadays everyone is obsessed with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, but let's be serious — Posh and Becks were basically the original British royal couple. He was a professional athlete at the top of his game, she was a pop star in a massively successful girl group, and they were unbelievably photogenic together. Next year will officially mark David and Victoria's 20th wedding anniversary, which is absolutely bananas to think about. They've certainly gone through a style evolution over the years, and both of them have worn just about every trend under the sun, but one thing has remained the same year after year — their love for one another. These two are just the absolute cutest.
12 Tim McGraw And Faith Hill, Country Cuties For Life
It's the kind of love story that seems like it had to have been invented. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill were two young country musicians looking to tear up the charts with their hits, and ended up meeting one another while on tour. Sparks flew in that first encounter and soon they were dating and making wonderful music together. They eventually tied the knot and continued performing together periodically, and basically just showing the rest of country music that it was possible to have a strong, stable relationship and still write great songs — you don't have to go through actual heartbreak year after year to write those tearjerkers! The two have now been married for over 20 years, which is majorly impressive by anyone's standards, and they seem as in love as they did back in year one of marriage.
11 Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis, Friends Turned Partners
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are proof that love finds you when you're ready — even if it takes a little while. The two first met at a very young age — Mila wasn't even 18 yet! — when they starred together on the retro sitcom That '70s Show. They dated other people, and Ashton was even married for a period, and always remained friends thanks to the strong friendship developed by spending all that time together on set. Eventually, something flipped in their friendship and they realized that they wanted to be more than friends. Now, the two are happily married with two adorable children, and are just slaying the parenting game day after day. They always seem to have fun together, even if it's something as simple as running errands, which is majorly sweet.
10 John Legend And Chrissy Teigen, The Perfect Recipe For Love
On paper, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen seem like yet another marriage between a musician and a model — and many of those end up fizzling very quickly. However, they've proven to the world that they're total soul mates. Legend continues to slay in the music industry, and Teigen is slowly moving away from modeling and pursuing other passions, from showing off her personality hosting Lip Sync Battle to releasing a cookbook that brings her favourite comfort food recipes to fans around the world. She's not afraid to roast her hubby on social media in a totally hilarious fashion, but every glimpse into their private lives shows that they really, really love each other. After all, who do you think inspired all those fantastic love songs that Legend wrote over the years?
9 Steph Curry And Ayesha Curry, Basketball Royalty
It's no secret that being a professional athlete isn't always synonymous with healthy relationships. Athletes travel frequently, and are often surrounded by superfans who would do just about anything for some of an athlete's time and attention, so many get wrapped up in cheating scandals or simply end up playing the field in a major way. However, lately there's been a bit of a trend towards family man athletes, guys who are all about their wives and children and prioritizing that in their lives — and Steph Curry is definitely one of the most prominent of that group. He and his wife Ayesha got married quite young and already have two beautiful daughters, with a third child on the way. In every interaction, you can just see how much they care for one another, and how much fun they have together.
8 Barack Obama And Michelle Obama, Who Made The White House Look Romantic
Barack and Michelle Obama both have insanely important careers — I mean, they shaped a nation for eight years! Generally, unless there's some kind of a scandal, people don't particularly pay attention to a politician's marriage or personal life — but that definitely wasn't the case with the Obamas. The two never took themselves too seriously when it came to their relationship and were always willing to joke around and just have fun with one another. Even when they made one of their many appearances at galas and events, they always seemed to exchange a private smile just between the two of them. People talk a lot about Jackie Kennedy and JFK, but in our opinion, Barack and Michelle are officially the marriage goals of the political world. Two strong, powerful individuals who are even better together? Inspiring.
7 Freddie Prinze Jr. And Sarah Michelle Gellar, Young Starlets Turned Marriage Goals
It seems like only yesterday that Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. were appearing as our favourite high school characters — Freddie as the love interest in a variety of teen flicks, and Sarah as the vampire-slaying student in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The two met way back in 1997, and ended up tying the knot in 2002 — that's right, they've been married for well over a decade now! They're both still involved in the entertainment industry, but now that they've been at it for a while, they've both ventured into other spheres — namely, the culinary world. Both of them have actually released their own cookbooks, and Gellar is working with a culinary start-up aimed at children. We just have to say — we'd absolutely love to see these two on a cooking show together. Adorable.
6 Jason Momoa And Lisa Bonet, The Real Life Drogo And Khaleesi
Everyone is obsessed with the love story between Jason Momoa's Game of Thrones character Khal Drogo and Emilia Clarke's Khaleesi, but it turns out, the gorgeous action star has a real life love story. He grew up watching Lisa Bonet in her various projects and had a childhood crush on her, and ended up meeting her in the mid '00s. There was an instant spark, they started dating, and though they've only been married for a few months now, they've been together since 2007 and have two children together (as well as Bonet's daughter from her previous marriage to musician Lenny Kravitz). Most people don't even know these two are a couple, but they're totally adorable together — if you're looking for marriage goals to add to your Instagram feed, these two are it!
5 Gabrielle Union And Dwyane Wade, The Perfect Mix Of Red Carpet And Basketball Court
It's hard to believe that both Wade and Union have been in their respective careers for over a decade now, because they both easily still look like they could be in their 20s! Dwyane Wade is tearing up the courts as a professional basketball player and Gabrielle Union is tearing up the red carpet as an actress, but they have one thing in common — they always seem to unconditionally support one another and cheer for their partner in any endeavours, which is super sweet. They've certainly gone through some relationship drama, and even separated for a while back before they decided to tie the knot, but now they seem stronger than ever. And, neither is afraid to shout out to their partner on social media — the amount of couples selfies they share on Instagram is adorable.
4 Kristen Bell And Dax Shepard, Everyone's Funny Favourites
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard may have only tied the knot in 2013 — they waited until marriage was a possibility for every couple before taking the plunge — but they've been together for over a decade now. The duo are marriage goals because they've always been open and honest about how a good relationship doesn't always come easy — the world things they're an effortlessly perfect couple, but they've both been outspoken about how it takes a lot of communication and effort to get to that point, which is a great message to be sending out. So many portrayals of love on the big screen make it seem like you either find your soulmate or you don't, but these two are all about making your relationship work by actually putting in the effort.
3 Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson, The Lifers
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have now officially been married for 30 years — they tied the knot way back in 1988 — and to say they're marriage goals is an understatement. After all, marriage is hard enough in Hollywood — to get three decades under your belt and still be going strong is majorly inspiring. The two actors met on set, and have continued to work in the entertainment industry throughout their marriage. Hanks is still crazy in love with his wife, and even spilled just a few years ago in 2015 that "I still can't believe my wife goes out with me. If we were in high school and I was just funny, I'd never have the courage to talk to her." I mean, how adorable is that? We have a feeling these two will very realistically be celebrating their 50th anniversary a few decades from now — they're in it for life.
2 Will Smith And Jada Pinkett Smith, The Ageless Wonders
Okay, talk about a meet cute. You may never have actually learned how Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith got together because, well, it just seems like they've always been together. It turns out that the two met while Will was starring on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and the young actress Jada Pinkett was auditioning to play Will's girlfriend in a story arc. She didn't end up snagging the role, but she did win Will's heart, and the two got married in 1997 — that's right, they've been married for over 20 years now! Will shared a bit of marriage wisdom, saying that "if there's a secret I would say is that we never went into working in our relationship. We only ever worked on ourselves individually and then presented ourselves to one another better than we were previously."
1 Sarah Jessica Parker And Matthew Broderick, Whose Luck In Love Is Different Than Carrie Bradshaw's
While she's certainly appeared in a variety of projects over the years, Sarah Jessica Parker is without question best known for portraying the writer Carrie Bradshaw, someone who had a fabulous wardrobe and a whole lot of relationship drama. However, her real love life couldn't be further from Carrie's. While Parker was in the dating scene for a while, she met fellow actor Matthew Broderick in the '90s, and the two tied the knot in 1997. They now have three children together and seem as in love as ever. A few years ago in 2013, Parker commented on their marriage and simply gushed to the Los Angeles Times "I love Matthew Broderick. Call me crazy, but I love him... I love our life. I love that he's the father of my children, and it's because of him that there's this whole other world that I love." Aww!